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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Judge

Niels Holm: Docho Roshi, will you please tell me why I judge myself and other as good and bad student?

SR: I couldn't follow it.

Niels: Will you please tell me why I judge myself and others as good and bad students?

SR: Judge or discriminate, you mean?

Niels: Yes.

SR: You are good student. There is no need to compare you to someone else. You have your own good quality which, you know, no one has. So you are independent. And when you become you yourself, you will be with all your friends. Okay?

Niels: Thank you very much.
             --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-11-11 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