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Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Docho Roshi, hearing the stream, feeling it within, tears flow. What is the meaning?

SR: Our practice is quite new to you. It does not mean your practice is wrong, or your attainment is not good. But if you feel that way, with fear, that is because your experience is quite unfamiliar to you. That's all. You will get more accustomed to this practice. More and more you will feel deep joy in your practice.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.