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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Continuing from Yesterday

At first you should be able to accept things in two ways, but this is not enough. It is still dualistic. So you should be able to understand in one of the two ways without thinking, “This is one of the two understanding.” So here you come back from the starting point, but actually it is not starting point because you have freedom from one to the other. So you will not be bothered by it. And whatever you do, that is the great activity of the practice.      --------------------------- 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.