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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Angry Like a Thunderstorm

When anger is just anger, we cannot say that is bad. But if you have some excuse for being angry, for yourself or for some purpose, that is not just anger. Anger should be just anger, but unless you practice our way or unless you understand “form is form” and “emptiness is emptiness,” it is rather hard to be just angry like a thunderstorm. The next moment there’s nothing. That is beautiful, you know. [Makes a loud sound like thunder, laughs, laughter.] That’s all. This is very good for oneself and for others too. for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-07-24 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.

Ho To Newsletter, photography by Rob Weinberg, calligraphy by Chino Sensei: Haku Un, "White Cloud”