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Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Actually nothing happens [laughs] even though you study Buddhism. And nothing happens even you practice zazen. When you feel in that way, in your practice, that is enlightenment, you know. It is difficult for us to wipe up everything, you know, from our mind. And actually there is no need to do so and it is foolish to try to eliminate all, everything what you have done or result of your previous activity. That is not possible. And it is foolish to try to do that. But there is way to develop our everyday life without being bothered by our previous activity or result of that previous activity. This is how I can explain what I have in my mind about teaching of Zen. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 as found on Edited by DC