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Friday, November 25, 2022

Resume the Source of Life

If we do not know how to resume the source of life, we will have both joy and regretfulness. We cannot enjoy our life in its true sense without this practice. That is why Dogen Zenji put emphasis on practice. It does not mean to slight other practices, but if we forget this point, whatever practice it may be, it won't work. It won't help us in its true sense. On the other hand, if you understand this point, whatever way of practice you apply, it will open up your mind for everything. And to be ready for accepting various difficulties is the purpose of zazen. — 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.