Suzuki Roshi

‘Direct experience will come when you are completely one with your activity; when you have no idea of self. This could be when you are sitting, but it could also be whenever your way-seeking mind is strong enough to forget your selfish desires. When you believe you have some problem it means your practice is not good enough. When your practice is good enough, whatever you see, whatever you do, that is the direct experience of reality. This point should be remembered. Usually, without knowing this point we are involved in judgements, so we say, “This is right, that is wrong,” “This is perfect,” and “That is not perfect.” That seems ridiculous when we are doing real practice.’ (Not Always So)

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