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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Do One by One

Jeff Broadbent: Docho Roshi, why do I feel hatred, repugnance, and disgust?

SR: Maybe because you want to solve every problem in a limited sense and by a limited way. You should wait. You should do one by one. Then there is no hatred or no bad feeling....Just to do something in time. To keep up with others’ practice. That is the main point. And don’t discriminate in your work too much within your limited time and material or space. You should do your best. Whether it is good or bad, no one knows [laughs]. for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-11-11 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.