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Monday, April 16, 2018

Form

Our practice sometimes looks like very formal, but our mind is not formal. Our mind is very informal, but we practice with people who have some clinging idea. So according to the situation we practice our practice in various forms and various ways. As long as we do something it should be some form. That form should not be always the same. But there’s no reason why it should be always different. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-27 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. [I took the word "not" out of last sentence. Japanese use double negatives. He didn't mean "why it should not be" - dc]