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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Friendly With Each Other

Most people think, if we become friendly with each other, we will be lost. The only way is to have hard competition. If it is necessary, we should even fight or reject others’ opinions. And we should stick to our own way. That is what we are doing.

Before you actually practice our way, you have this fear, but if you practice our way, there is no such problem at all, as you must have seen. If you have even the faintest idea of this truth, then it will be a great help for you.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-F - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.

Jerry Fuller, Niels Holm, Bruce McAllister at the SFZC City Center, 1979