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Friday, January 22, 2021

Only One

You should feel as if you are studying with few people, you shouldn't think that we have so many students. You study our way as if you are studying with your teacher only. I think that will help you to ignore other's practice. We should not be involved in group study only. This is not a school system. I want you to understand this point more, where you have only one teacher. Each one of you is the only disciple, disciple for a teacher. With this spirit we should practice our way.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-29 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.