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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bucket

If everything is mixed-up always, what is the point of appreciating everything if everything is just phenomenon? Why do we appreciate such a tentative phenomenal world? If you understand in that way, that is like to serve food in mixed-up [laughs] way. Salad and [laughs] brown rice and miso soup in one big pail [laughs], mixed-up in bucket or something. How do you [laughing] feel to eat from bucket like a pig [laughter]? We should serve one by one. That is our way. But we do not keep it separate in our tummy.  ---------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-04-B 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.