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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Composure

[After being down for a month and  half with a flu] I am glad to see you from here [laughs]. My voice may not be so good yet, but today I'm testing, you know, just testing. [Laughs, laughter.] I don't know if it works or not. Whether it works or not, or if I speak or not, is not such a big problem for us. Whatever happen to us, it is something which it should happen. So the purpose of our practice is to have this kind of complete composure in our everyday life.   --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-09 - 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.