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Saturday, September 15, 2018


Even though you cannot deal with your fear, nothing happens to you, you know. Even though you go insane, that is all right [laughs, laughter]. Because we are normal, we have that kind of fear. That we have the possibility of going insane is [laughs] -- we should feel lucky, you know, to have possibility of going insane. But usually, we are trying not to be insane [laughs]. That is opposite effort to our zazen effort. We rather [laughs] practice zazen to go insane or enjoying [laughs] possibility of going insane [laughs, laughter].  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A 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.