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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Discuss Problems

Here at Tassajara, I think you will have a difficult time in observing our way, which is not familiar to you. But I want you to practice it first of all, and then you can discuss about our way. I think [laughs] your discussion will not result in the same ideas we have had. So, if you practice, and if you find some problems, I want you to discuss them. This kind of discussion is very important, I think. Especially because this kind of idea is quite new to me. By discussion you will have a chance to explain why you observe our way. So, others will be interested in our way. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-06-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.