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Saturday, October 5, 2019


Student RR: Docho Roshi, melting into rivers of gold--

SR: Excuse me?

Student RR: Melting into rivers of gold, tasting the bitterest dregs at the bottom of the teacup, I feel I am a more complete person for having these experiences because I find a world that is not measured. However, I don't want to become attached to this world, but want to give it its proper place so it will have its own existence.
SR: You understand, you know, very well. But still your understand is not real because idea of ego is-- too much idea of ego involved in it. So don't think so much. Instead of thinking, you should forget-- try to forget yourself by all means. Okay? -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B as found on Edited by DC