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Thursday, February 16, 2023

A Gift

Even though there are various treasures, if they are not given to you, you cannot accept them. And the way to accept is to accept it when it is given to you. You cannot say, “I will accept it tomorrow.” You cannot say, “I can accept it yesterday.” The only way is to accept it right now, when it is given to you. Then tomorrow something new will be given to you. So, day by day, we practice our way, as a gift. And we accept it when it is given to us. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-14 - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.