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Monday, November 13, 2023

Even the Sound of a Motorcar

Our teaching in its wide sense is everything. In its narrow sense, a teaching is something which was told by some sage. That is the teaching in its narrow sense. But in its wide sense, everything is the teaching for us: the color of a mountain, the sound of a river, even the sound of a motorcar is a teaching of Buddha. We understand in this way.

Photo by Gene DeSmidt for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-08-25 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.