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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

No Fear

Student C: Docho Roshi, outside I see the trees, and the things that grow, and the rocks seem to do perfect zazen. And I see my own potentiality for this, yet still I feel great fear. Please tell me what is the true nature of fear?

SR: Fear has no reason why it arises. So, when the rocks and running water become a part of you, when you become truly their friend, there will be no fear. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-07 - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.