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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Concentration

Our concentration is not the usual concentration, you know. At the same time, we should have freedom. So this kind of concentration is deeper and more natural, you know. If you are trying to be concentrated on something, your effort is directed to one way only. So it is difficult to change it. If your concentration is quite natural, you can change any time. And you will be ready to change your direction of effort. ---------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-02 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.