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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

When you understand everything changes and everything is changing, like electric light or fire, we call this kind of view, a view of non-being. No such thing exists, so non-being. If someone who has the view of seeking for happiness, it means that he is seeking for something which is impossible and if you have the view of non-being you will not care for anything. If you accept things in that way, your way of life is very empty. And you will not find out any meaning of life at all. Our way of observing things is based on view of being and non-being, both. And we know that view of being is too na├»ve, and view of non-being is too-- logical, or too critical. A true view of life should be both a view of being and of non-being. This is our way.         --------------------------- 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