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Monday, April 20, 2020

Body and Mind

Student Q [Evelyn Pepper]: Docho Roshi, you told us yesterday that we should be one-- our bodies should be one with our Small Mind. Right? Last night?

SR: When you say “mind and body,” that body means your physical body in its limited sense. It is a way of understanding, or viewpoint-- standpoint. To sit, in a limited sense, we say “mind and body.” But actually it is the same, but if we take physical viewpoint, this is body. But if we take spiritual viewpoint, this body is not just body. It is body and mind too. That is what I meant. 
   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-09-00 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. - DC