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Friday, August 6, 2021

Mistake

 Student D: If things as they are, are selfless, where does the small self come from?

SR: Actually, there is no small self, you know [laughter], but you say there is small self [taps stick on table as he talks]. That is the mistake. We-- we usually have that kind of mistake.                --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-04-08-bn - 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. Got to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.