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Thursday, August 16, 2018


No one practice can be perfect practice. To wash your face is a very good habit [laughs]. But, you know, even though it is good, if you are always washing your face [laughs], you cannot attain enlightenment [laughs, laughter]. Same thing can be said with your zazen practice. Zazen is a very good practice. But if you are always are practicing zazen, you know, it doesn't work [laughs].  ---------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-04-B 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.