Nov. 22-28

“In zazen practice, we stop our thinking, and we are free from our emotional activity. We don’t say there is no emotional activity, but we are free from it. We don’t say there is no thinking, but our life activity is not limited by our thinking mind. In short, we can say that we trust ourselves completely, without thinking, without feeling, without discriminating between good and bad, right and wrong.”

-Shunryu Suzuki


Gateless Gate Case #44: Basho’s Stick
Basho said to the assembled monks, “If you have a staff, I will give you one. If you have no staff, I will take it away from you.”

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