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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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So many people are here practicing our way. I feel a great responsibility as a teacher. If I am not here maybe you will not come here. If I am here you come here and spend all day in our practice. But if you have misunderstanding in our practice, it will not work at all. It is quite natural for us to expect some result or effect as long as we do something, but our practice is something different from that kind of activity. We just practice our way just to have...        --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-21 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