Suzuki Roshi

‘So even though you sit, you know, and watching something like sunflower [laughs]– someone was looking, you know, in front of sunflower– watching the sunflower in hot sun, and I tried. It was wonderful, you know. I feel whole universe in the sunflower. That is my, you know, experience, but I don’t know how someone [else] experienced sunflower meditation. [Laughs.] Whole universe is there in– in the sunflower. It is not so simple [laughs]– very, you know, wonderful, wonderful complicated feeling. You can see whole universe in a small flower. If you say, “Oh, this is sunflower which doesn’t really exist” [laughing], that is not our zazen practice.’ (from the Suzuki Roshi archives)

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