A clinical psychiatrist questioned Suzuki Roshi about consciousness.
“I don’t know anything about consciousness,” Suzuki said. “I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.”
From Zen is Right Here: Teaching stories and anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, edited by David Chadwick
Outside ride now: the flicker calling its mate!
the click of keyboards –
texting for more ginger tea
-sick day spent in bed.
Sorry to hear that you’re unwell. May the spirit of ginger ease the suffering!
And, yes, I do know the difference between “ride” and “right” – even if the difference between “right” and “wrong” isn’t always so clear!
Reminds me of one of my favorite Suzuki Roshi quotes, “When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself”
Mine too! Might just use it next week… 😉