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Thursday, May 12, 2022


My explanation, I'm afraid, was not so clear to you, maybe, but I want you to think about it more. Why I talked about it is, I saw many students who are very much afraid of their new experience [laughs]. It is so unusual that you become afraid of it, but there is no need to be afraid. And those people may not be able to see their teacher in most cases. Anyway, we should practice our way from beginning to end. As long as the practice follows, your intellectual understanding or your emotional activities, whatever it is, will be adjusted, and will be your own in its true sense. Whatever it is, if your practice follows, it will be your own.              --------------------------- 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 for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo