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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Toilet Paper

But what you will attain is something quite different. It is not something to describe. So we call it emptiness. Or sometime toilet paper. [Laughs, laughter.] Sometime cats. Sometime fox. Whatever it is, you know, it is another name of something which cannot be described. That is true enlightenment. Only when you have it, you know, then you may say, “everyday life is true way.” Even toilet paper is true way [laughs]. Whatever you do, that is another name of the true way you attain.     --------------------------- 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 lookig for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these e,xcerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching