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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shaving Heads

Q: A guest asked me tonight what the meaning behind the tradition of shaving heads was, and I didn't know, so, you know.

SR: (laughs) Yeah. It is difficult to explain it. I don't want to explain it. (laughter) You will have more question about it, and question after question, you will misunderstand what really it means. Anyway, I say always, this is the fundamental, highest hairstyle. (laughter) If you want to be calm, you can do it. This is the fundamental way of practice, and you do not be proud of it. (laughter) Next time I'll explain it. (laughter). 
------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.