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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Precious

Outside the zendo, the car is running always, and sometime Honda motorcycles [laughs]—like a thunderstorm—roars [laughs], "What are you doing there?" they say [laughs, laughter]. But still, we have deep calmness in here. I think this is rather unusual, and the ability to appreciate the calmness of our life in noisy city is very precious.             --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-03-26-C - 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