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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bird

When you are involved in dualistic idea, you know: “What time we sit?” or “What bird we see?” [laughs], and more and more useless to sit in such a dark room instead of enjoying this beautiful sunshine at the foot of the mountain with bird [laughs]. The moment we hear the bird, usually, we will be involved in this kind of, you know, life. But when you hear the bird in your sitting, without trying to hear it, you know, then your practice will be encouraged by the bird.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC