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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time 2

 If we have continuity of time, we are not free. That time is continuous means the change of things—change of forms and colors in certain way. So, everything—if everything is changing, in certain way, each existence has no freedom. Each one of them should change into something else, whether they like it or not [laughs]. It is impossible—impossible to remain obtaining some certain character always. That is impossible.           --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. 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. Go to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

DC Comment: Suzuki says that time is both continuous and discontinuous and warns against sticking to either side but to me he seems to also warn against having any idea about time..