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Saturday, November 7, 2020

An almost silent Q and A in a Shosan Ceremony at Tassajara

 Arnold Silberman: Docho Roshi. [One crack! from one of them - then silence for a few moments.] Thank you very much.       --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-11-11 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. - DC

DC Comment: I was there (I asked the next question), but I don't remember this. Seems like either Arnold stood silently till Suzuki his something - like the mealboard in front of him with his staff, or that Arnold made the sound, maybe by bringing clappers with him to strike them together once and then Suzuki just bowed.