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Monday, May 29, 2023

Strive Our Own Way

There is a characteristic way we make our effort. The direction in which we make our effort might be very interesting for you to know. If our human effort is pointed in the same direction by all human beings, that is a dreadful destiny. Everyone should strive in his own way, and everyone should find out his own way to develop himself. —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.

Close up from day of Mel Weitsman's shuso ceremony at Tassajara, April 1970.