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Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Before you attain enlightenment, enlightenment is there [laughs]. That is true. It is not after you attain enlightenment, you know, it is not because you attained enlightenment that enlightenment appears. Because enlightenment is always there, so if you realize it that is enlightenment. If you think enlightenment is something, some particular thing which you can reach for or which you can attain, sometime you will be discouraged because you are seeking for it, and you think that is something which can be attained. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-24 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC