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Thursday, April 28, 2022

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When you experience some new experience, at first you may be, you know, even afraid of it. And you may cry over the new experience even, because it is so different from the experience you have had, and the experience is too real to you. But that is because your practice is still wanting. You have to practice in other words until you get accustomed to, you can digest the new experience and you can act properly according to the new experience. This kind of understanding is necessary.              --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 67-08-20 - 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 https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo