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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Habit Is Very Important

It is rather difficult for you to observe our way, I think. Nowadays young people come and practice Zen in a Zen temple in summer vacation. If I tell them to observe our way, they ask me why [laughs]—like you do. And it is rather difficult to explain why because we do not do it for a reason. This is just habit. Habit is very important. So, to observe our way until it becomes your habit is very important. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-06-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.