Daily Wisdom / Zen

What’s Underneath

book coverA student got discouraged because the higher
states he experienced always passed. “What’s the use?” he asked.

Suzuki Roshi laughed and said, “That’s right, no use. All these states come and go, but if you continue your practice, you find there’s something underneath.”

From Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, edited by David Chadwick, page 37

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