This is the Cuke Archives page for what’s being featured each day.
Our other two Zen sites: - all the transcripts, audio, film, photo archive
and - for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
New 2021: Audiobook for Crooked Cucumber & Zen Is Right Now: More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki
Youtube Cuke Archives - Posts from here also appear on Facebook Cuke Archives
Core Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki -- People Index -- DC home -- DC Books
Cuke Podcasts - Instagram Cuke Archives - - Donate
For personal, environment, music, etc, go to Cuke nonZense Blog and cuke-annex
Search cuke blog 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Moment after moment we should renew our life, we should not stick to an old idea or way of life. We should renew our life day by day. Especially at the end of the year, we should completely renew our feelings and completely renew our karma. If we stick to old ideas, it is rather difficult to renew our way of life. Some encouragement is necessary if you are always repeating the same thing over and over again. For instance, we use this kind of stick to renew our practice. If you become drowsy and you don’t receive it, you have no chance. But, if you receive the stick, you will have a chance to renew your practice. And in this way, you can live moment after moment. for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-29 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.