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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Without being told

We have perhaps too many students in this zendo. But even if some master has two or three students, he will never tell you what our way is in detail. The only way is to eat with him, to talk with him, and to do something-- to do everything with him. And to help him without, you know, even being told how to help him.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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.