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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Continuing from Yesterday


We're more than a part of the one. If we say, we are part of it, the true relationship to the absolute one, will be lost. If we are a part of it, then what is the real relationship to the absolute one? And if everyone of us is unfolding of the one infinite absolute, or deity, then the meaning of each person will be lost. We are just unfolding of one infinite being. So, each one of us loses our sense of meaning of being. So, we are not even the unfolding of the absolute one. Or we are not even a part of it. If you think to this extent, you will, you know, find out what is the absolute one. Okay? Not part of it. Or we are not unfolding of the one being. So, [laughs] say something! [Laughs, laughter] Who are you? [Laughter] No words! [laughs].          --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 68-07-23 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. 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. Go to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo