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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Resume Fundamental State

At the same time as your mind is crystallized, you will have uneasiness. That will be the result of your ordinary efforts, while zazen practice will not result in this kind of fear or attachment. Our effort will be directed in the opposite direction. So, the more you practice our way, the more your mind resumes its fundamental state, where there is no feeling and where you do not think anything: no discrimination, no attachment and no fear. This is the difference between the effort in your zazen practice and the effort in your ordinary activity. — 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.