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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Going Insane

Even if you cannot deal with your fear, nothing happens to you. Even if you go insane, that is all right [laughter]. Because we are normal, we have that kind of fear. We should feel lucky to have the possibility of going insane. But usually, we are trying not to be insane. That is the opposite of our zazen effort. Rather we practice zazen to enjoy the possibility of going insane [laughter]. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-05-A - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.