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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Still referring to Garden metaphore

Q: What happens if you don't follow the rules of order?
SR: Actually, it is not possible to not follow order or rules. But if you do not know how to follow the order, you will not be successful in your work--you cannot do anything, actually. It will be a waste of labor and time. The more you work on it, the more you will have intuition to help you follow the rules. Actually, it is not possible for us not to follow any rules. Even though you may look like you're not following any rules, in fact, you are following rules.
 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08 as found on Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.