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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Bothered

In zazen you should just, hear the big noise or small noise, and you should not be bothered by it. It looks like it's impossible, for you, especially for a beginner, because the moment you hear, you know, some reaction follows. But if you practice zazen-- if you try-- if you continuously try not to do so, just accept “things as it is,” you can do it eventually     --------------------------- 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.