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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Worlds of Desire, Form and No Form

The world of desire is the world of attachment. The world of form is the world as it is, including desires. We have desires; everything has a kind of desire. But if we observe desire as it is, that is also the form world, not the desire world. The world of no form is easily obtained in your deep zazen. When you do not feel your body, you're deep. That is the world of non-form. Those are the worlds where every being exists. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.

Celebration at Sokoji, mid '60s