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Monday, February 8, 2021

Two Ways

At first, I think, you should observe, you should understand your own everyday activity in two ways. And-then you should be able to understand or react in one way without problem. One is to understand our life in a dualistic way: good or bad, right or wrong. We should try hard to understand things in term of good or bad. And sometime you should be able to ignore the understanding from the viewpoint of good or bad. “Good” or “bad” is just a superficial understanding. But when you understand things, everything is one. Everything is one. Or all things are one. Then that is the other understanding: understanding of oneness. The understanding of duality.      --------------------------- 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.