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Friday, February 24, 2017

Mean

Zen master may say what you said is right, but what you mean is not right. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nanshu

 A hero in the Meiji Period, Saigo Nanshu, said it is difficult to manage someone who does not want fame or profit. [Laughs.] He said the most trustworthy person is the person who has nothing to do with name or profit. That is very true. All right? [Laughs.]   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Inequality

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Met the Ambassador today

The US Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., came to Bali for the first time, at least as ambassador, and met with US expats this afternoon for a couple of hours. Career in State Dept. jobs in North and Southeast Asia. His Taiwanese wife was here too. He talked for a while then took questions. Was funny, informal, and informative. He's an Obama appointee who just started a few months ago. Here's an official gov page for him. He looks different from his picture, better, has lost weight, and had a floral batik shirt on, no tie. We didn't see one tie in the room of about 100 people. Hey - found a photo online with him in that same shirt.

Caught

Don't be caught by fanciness of the world or technique of the world. We have various, you know, nature, so psychologist or religious leaders studying our nature and organizing big [laughs] organization and you will be captivated by it if you are not wise enough to know yourselves.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early SFZC History

An article from a Wind Bell by Peter Schneider in the Spring 1988 Wind Bell linked to from a new History page.

Direct

To imitate or to follow others may be foolish. But to feel resistance is also foolish. So don't be caught by words. And rely on your intuitive direct experience. That is the important thing.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Liberation

So to attain liberation even from yourself is important. This is why we sit, you know, with firm conviction..  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Da Vinci Learning Channel

Genius of the Ancient World, 1 Buddha

We stumbled on this last night and enjoyed it. - dc

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love

Love may be like a beautiful building, you know, very beautiful. But if the foundation is not good it will not last long. So we should find out what kind of foundation is necessary for the building of love.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.