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Wednesday, August 2, 2023


If we understand the reality that we hope everything will not change and that everything is changing is also true [laughs], that is the two sides of the one reality, then there is no problem. When we say everything changes, “oh, it’s okay” [laughter]. When someone says everything does not change, “oh, that is true, that is okay” [laughter]. When you can accept in this way, even for a moment, that is enlightenment.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.

Bodhgaya photo by Eric Arnow