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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy Cook - continuing from yesterday

If a monk who is responsible for the kitchen work is not happy, food tastes very bad. Even though it is good, it doesn't taste too good. So Dogen Zenji said [laughs, laughter] they must be like a man who is who carrying fish. No, he didn’t say so, but [laughs, laughter] what he means is he should be always happy. If he is not so happy, all the monks will not be happy and the more complaints he will have, and he will be criticized more. So first of all, Dogen Zenji says he should be always happy. -------------------------------------------------- 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.