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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kitchen

I want to make clear the relationship between our big mind and everyday activity. In everyday life, how the big mind reveal itself will be the point I will talk about right now-- or you may say the function of the great mind. Dogen Zenji explained this mind in his Tenzo Kyokun. Tenzo Kyokun is the instruction for the monks who works in the kitchen. Those who work in the kitchen must have this mind. And work in the kitchen is the extended practice of zazen, or their way working in the kitchen should be based on our pure practice or big mind. Especially for those who work in kitchen, it is necessary to have big mind because they will have various difficulties. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-06-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.