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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fear

Student K: Docho Roshi, what should I do about the fear that causes small mind or limited mind?


SR: Fear looks like something which will cover your entire being, but if you wait, and if you watch it -- watch the fear, watch yourself, that will not be fear anymore. Whatever it is, it is necessary to break it as your motor [motive?]. It is necessary to drive your fear.
  
Student K: Thank you very much.
SR: Attack your enemy by his horse [laughs]. You understand? All right.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC