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Saturday, June 17, 2023

Wheel of Dharma

Docho Roshi, the wheel of dharma turns in our life in many ways. It’ll go from sickness to health to sickness and again to health. Should we try to master this dharma? What is its nature?

When the wheel of dharma is turning—means to master it. Because it is always turning it is difficult to tell how it turns in detail. Only when we allow it to turn, or we can keep up with the turning wheel, we can master it actually. But actually we are turning with it. We are actually a part of the wheel. In this way, we should master the wheel without trying to master it.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.