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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Student P: Docho Roshi, how or why has this come about that we can feel that we have lost our home and make the journey-- what we think is a journey to return to it? How-- why-- why is this? 

SR: Your feeling is opposite. You think you started your journey from home, but real home is here. Don't go wandering about to various countries.

Student P: I understand that, but I wonder why it is that we do that?

SR: Because you feel you started your journey from your home, which is not true home. It was not true home.

Student P: Thank you very much.

SR: You must feel as if you came back to your home right now. 


DC comment: Here's another traditional approach, that of the home-leaver. That was reserved for monks, But one's true home include's one's home with family.

 --------------------------------------------------  " Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki shosan ceremony - 67-12-07 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC