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Friday, August 9, 2019

Weak

Student 2: Docho Roshi – At times during this training period I have felt very strong. But the feeling of weakness always returns. What can I do about this feeling of being weak.

SR: Hmm. Hmm. Ah. It is not only you.

Very weak. It’s alright for you – you should be very happy to feel weak – with everyone.

Student 2: And… [laughter] I would [laughter] - I would be much happier [laughter] – if everyone felt strong.

SR: Oh – oh no. [laughter] When you feel weak and everyone feels strong?

St 2: If we all felt strong together.

SR: That may be very dangerous situation

 -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-G2 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC