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Monday, June 17, 2024


So, “the sun-faced buddha, the moon-faced buddha” does not mean, “I don’t care if it’s the sun-faced buddha or the moon-faced buddha.” It means that the sun-faced [hits table with stick] buddha, the moon-faced [hits table with stick] buddha. We should enjoy the sun-faced buddha, the moon-faced buddha. It is not indifference.

(Joel Ash was a pen name for David Padwa) for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 69-03-09 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.