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Saturday, May 7, 2022


But whichever way you take, most important thing is the practice, you know, practice of Zen. Anyway, if your process of attaining actual meaning of life does not follow practice, it is impossible. The problem you have will not be solved, so that your life will not be your own life. It is like your food, you know: even though you take food, if your tummy doesn't digest it [laughs], it doesn't work. So, the important thing is to digest things you have had. That is practice. By practice you will attain the oneness of the intellectual understanding and emotional understanding.            --------------------------- 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