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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Separation

I went to Yosemite and saw a waterfall. I was watching it. It was one sheet of white pearls hanging on rock. But a part of it was separated from the rock and falling down. When I saw it, I felt very sorry for the separated water [laughs]. It was almost going to be mist, but was still water. If it became completely mist, there would be no problem for it. But they are not completely mist yet, or water. So it had to travel one thousand feet, all the way down to the bottom. If I hadn't seen that separated water, I wouldn't have that kind of feeling for it. But separation from the original source creates some feeling for us. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-05-A - as found on shunryusuzuki.com edited by PF. Go to instagram.com/cuke_archives for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.