Shunryu Suzuki Roshi – Sound vs. Noise, Hear The Beauty in Everything

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This short video is Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi explaining the difference between what is noise and what is sound. To summarize he explains that noise is something that you identify with “out there” as opposed to sound you hear it and don’t see it out there somewhere but rather it is in you… you are that which is sound.

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Its a very complex topic but one that I think should be considered and studied with great care and attention. Being someone who aspires to compose great music one day, I reckognize the significance that sound has in ones life. I appreciate every whisper from the wood thrush song to the random sounds of public transpertation.

Lets listen to what Shunryu Suzuki Roshi has to say, any feedback or personal experiences that you want to share are welcome. What is the difference between noise and sound to you?

Truly,
~ Echo