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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Double Moon

What is double moon?1 For you, actually, there is just one moon. But what is double moon then? Actually, the moon is one, so is the silence; silence is just one. But  you say this place is calm and silent, and you compare silence with noisy place. This is double moon—double. But if you find out calmness in noisy place, that is to see the double moon—the opposite way of observing things.               --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-03-26-C - 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 https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo