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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Advice to Zen students living in the spiritual community

So in short, the best way is to get up when people get up, to eat whatever it is your friends eat, to sleep where they sleep, to behave, you know, like other students behave, without any reason. [Laughs.] That is the best way. That is shikantaza in everyday life. If you are not able to do that, you don't know what is zazen.        --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-16 - 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.