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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Thump

But you cannot say this is just Buddha's activity, because you are [thumps stick] doing it actually [laughs]. You may say then, I don't know who is doing what. But why do you say, “Who is doing what?”  You wanted to limit your activity, you want to intellectualize your activity, that's all, you know. So before you say something, the actual [thumps stick] activity is here. That is, you know, actually who we are. We are Buddha, and we are each one of us [laughs].       --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-30 - 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.