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You Have Your Now

The centre between
the past and future
is forever the now.

— Shilashanti

I walked up toward Suzuki [Roshi] and said, ‘What now?’ He said, ‘Don’t ask me. Now is now. You have your now. I have my now. That is why now is so important. It is beyond question and answer.’

[TDE Comments: What to do now depends on your unique causes and conditions now. Your key spiritual and worldly responsibility is to take good care of your now… now. Only now taken care of will lead to good past memories and a bright future.]

Edited By David Chadwick
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