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Wednesday, June 22, 2022


Then why do we practice zazen? [Laughs.] There will not be no need to practice zazen, if it is possible to arise bodhisattva mind with dualistic thinking mind. If it is possible for us, you know, to arise bodhisattva mind and to receive bodhisattva precepts, then, you know, you should receive it, even though your practice is not so good, and you are involved always in dualistic thinking mind and emotional activities. Actually, you know, our practice is as I always repeat, not some practice which you can explain completely. Our practice is something beyond our understanding.    --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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