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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time

I want to explain this kind of double structure of our teaching. To me everything real should be understood in this way. For instance, idea of time has, you know, double structure. One is idea of continuity. If the continuity of time is the idea of time there is no need to have watch. When I say it is half past ten, it means that, at that time my idea of time is discontinuity. It is not actually half past ten, you know, maybe more, or while I'm watching it, it goes more, continuously it's going. But I have to say as long as I have watch, if someone asks me what time is it, I have to say is half past ten. So that is the idea of discontinuity of time. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC