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Friday, November 4, 2022

Concentrated on Each Moment

In the sky, sometimes wild geese are flying. And after that some clouds will come. And after that the bright moon will come. But each of the wild geese and clouds and moon are not always the same. The bright moon is bright moon, and wild geese are wild geese, and cloud is cloud. But at the same time, the moon is not moon, cloud is not cloud, and wild geese are not wild geese. They exist in the same place in a mixed-up state. Even though it is mixed-up, our practice should be concentrated on each moment. When we see the moon, we should see the moon. When we see a cloud, we should see a cloud. And we should appreciate everything one by one. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-04-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.