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Good and bad feeling

In this lecture Shunryu Suzuki talks about good and bad feelings and how human beings tend to react to them with thinking, discrimination, attachment and fear. He explains how the practice of Zazen is directed in the opposite direction: “So the more you practice our way, the more you-- your mind resume your fundamental state-- big, where there is no feeling and where you do not think anything; no discrimination, no attachment and no fear.” Starting from the observation that we live in the realm of time and space, that everything is impermanent in this realm and that we fortunately disappear one day, Shunryu Suzuki tries to explain to us, that there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of: “So whatever happens to you, as long as you know the bottom of the suffering, bottom of the fear, you are-- you feel quite safe.”