More of What Shunryu Suzuki Actually Said

Sunset, West from Lucerne, CAHere’s an excerpt from the transcript of Shunryu Suzuki’s lecture, “Breathing”:

If time come, space will follow. So there’s no choice for you. But when you separate idea of time and space you feel as if you have some choice, but actually you have to do something or you have to not-to-do something. …

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What Shunryu Suzuki Actually Said

Konocti December sunset-smallI recently had occasion to reread the lecture “Breathing” in “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”. Out of curiosity, I then looked for a transcript of the lecture in the Shunryu Suzuki archives set up by David Chadwick.

There are differences between the two versions. Here are the last three sentences from “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”:

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Common Ground

A friend writes:Clear Lake from Glen Haven

My recent insights lead me to reaffirm that it is truly the mind that moves. However, that mind is not separate or singular, or even one pointed. It’s beyond conceptualizations.

Maybe my friend and I can find common ground in our understanding of the practice of seated meditation, regardless of the nature of “the mind ...  read more