Suzuki Roshi

‘If you go to Japan by boat, it may take ten days. But you will– and by airplane, maybe ten hours. But if the point is to enjoy your trip, you know, it doesn’t, you know, make much difference. Time is not the point because you don’t– even though you make a trip by airplane, you cannot live a thousand years [laughs]– same thing. You only live, you know, maybe one hundred years at most. So it– it– it is the different way of enjoying your life. It is. And you cannot repeat your life, you know. So you cannot compare your life to someone– some other’s life. You have your own life.’ (from the Suzuki Roshi archive)

I was prompted to go back to this talk after some musings on life and progress that I was writing for my Patreon page.

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