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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

“Hi, human being!”

If you see many mountains in one view, you will enjoy seeing them, but the value of each mountain will be ignored. If I call you by the name human being, “Hi, human being!” [laughter], your character will be ignored. Everyone is a human being. We don't know whether you are a man or woman or young lady or old lady: any human being. It doesn't make any sense. If you are called by your name, you know, you will be happy. —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.