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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Suffering

The teaching of suffering comes from this point, [from the teaching that everything is suffering]. Although everything, including self, changes always we expect everything not to change. [Laughs] This is a marvelous fact of our nature. In one hand everything changes and on the other hand we try not think everything changes. And so there we have suffering, you know. When we expect things not to change, but actually [laughs] everything is everything , everything betrays our hope. That is how, you know, we suffer. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC