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Friday, February 26, 2021

Koans

Why we talk about a koan is to give some suggestion about how you practice zazen. We don't talk about what the koan means directly. We give you just a suggestion, and you, according to the introduction or suggestion, you work on the koan. That is how we explain koans and how you listen to koans.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-10 - 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 e,xcerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching