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Monday, November 11, 2019

Wisdom

So how we get out of suffering is to have wisdom, to see things as it is. By your thinking that is not possible. But your thinking will help when you think from various angles. If you want to have sudden enlightenment, you should fight it out. If you do not want to feel that you are fooled by something, then you should try for it little by little according to your wisdom or thinking. Sometimes, by wisdom, we mean wisdom followed by teaching. Wisdom sometimes is direct understanding. To have direct contact with the reality is wisdom.   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC