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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

No Fear

There is no possibility for dogs or cats to be insane [laughs]. Because we are human beings, we should get dressed in some way. If we go insane, we may walk around without any clothes. We don't want to do that as human beings. But for cats and dog there is no such fear. Whatever happens to us after all, if we know what our life is completely and where we go completely, there is no fear whatsoever. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-05-A - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.