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Thursday, July 27, 2017


If your heart does not beat what will happen to you? Feel it. It is continuously beating. It looks alright but one, two, three -- three may be the last one. Four may be the last one. No one knows. Have you some experience of hearing your heart beat? Mostly, I think, we think ‘this is too fast’ or ‘this is too slow.’ That’s all. But it may stop at one or two or three. Fast or slowly is not a serious matter, but if it stops... But you say that is out of the question. If it stops, that’s all, you may say. But if you really feel this is the end of the heart beating then you will realize what is your life. Here we can appreciate each one of the heart beats. Then you will feel your being; step by step you will feel yourself. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-06-22-B as found on Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay, not just the super cool ones,