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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Forget

Especially for young people, it is necessary to try very hard to achieve something. And you must stretch out your arms and legs as wide as they will go. (Demonstrating.) Form is form. You must be true to your own way until at last you actually come to the point where you see it is necessary to forget all about yourself.

Until you come to this point,
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[From Trudy Dixon's handwritten note in an early manuscript of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. The note is to insert this into the "No Dualism" chapter and says "From Roshi's lecture, Aug. 4, '68, in S.F." The rest of the lecture has not been found.]   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-08-04 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC