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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Whatever

 SR: Hai.

Student C: Do you think it's important to continue practice even when we're not feeling well? When we're ill?

SR: Sometime it may be better to sit even though you are ill. But sometime you cannot, you know. Or sometime it may be better not to take formal posture. But you can sit-- not sit, but you can practice our way whatever the situation is. Even though you are lying in bed, you can practice zazen-- not zazen but-- we can practice our way.             --------------------------- 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.