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Monday, March 8, 2021

Rice Cake

Dogen Zenji always says, “Don't try to attain enlightenment. Just [laughs, laughter] practice it. Even though you have some idea of enlightenment-- like a beautiful picture to attain, to realize, to actualize that idea, you practice zazen. What you get is quite different thing. It will not be the paintings, you know, of rice cake. What you will get is something quite different. That is true.      --------------------------- 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