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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Both sides

As long as you experience it in terms of a good stage or a bad stage, a high or low stage, that is not perfect enlightenment. We do not expect anything perfect, but we do not reject it. We always have it, but ideal is ideal and reality is reality, and in our practice we have to have both sides. This is the original nature of Buddhism. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-29 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC