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Friday, December 2, 2022

Good or Bad

In our practice, we should forget all about ideas of good or bad, right or wrong. But when old culture becomes rigid and concrete, it will always force something anew. So, in our practice, even though we do not ignore the ideas of good or bad, we are not caught by the ideas of good or bad anymore. Instead of expressing resistance, we resume our original nature or universal nature or a state of mind before being crystallized in some particular way. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-05-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.