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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Film on Thich Nhat Hanh streaming for Free for a brief time


Thanks to the Buddhist Film Foundation for streaming Peace is Every Step for free for a short time in honor of Thich Nhat Hsnh. 

Here's their page for Thich Nat Hanh with another link to the film.

On and On

Here, people have some misunderstanding. They think we human beings can attain some goal. But for the human being, and for all the rest of the existence there is no limit in achieving things. Things will go on and on and on. We don't know when it will end.               --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A Page in a Book


In her podcast, Liz Horowitz tells about how a single story in a book turned her on to Zen.

The book is called Zen Buddhism: an introduction to Zen with stories, parables, and koan riddles told by the Zen Masters - with cuts from old Chinese Ink Paintings. It was published in 1959 by the Peter Pauper Press, Mt. Verson, New York with no other information so the Peter Pauper Press gets the author credit.  

Here's the book cover, the title page, and the brief story that turned her on all in one PDF

Plan

 

So, if your plan is right, to have some goal in your life means to follow the dynamic change of the world. In this way, our life will go on and on and on endlessly. This is right understanding.              --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Liz Horowitz



A podcast with Elizabeth Horowitz went up over the weekend. Love this photo of her long ago. Just made a cuke page for her with a couple of other photos. Will be adding more I hope, especially from her podcast.


Teleological - look it up if you have to (like me)

Seeing time as discontinuity will result in a mechanistic understanding. And idea of time as continuity will result in a teleological way of understanding of life - some purpose, some goal, and you have some way to attain that goal. It is actually a dynamic change of life. When we follow that dynamic change of every being, our goal will be attained.  But if we ignore that dynamic change of the universe, even though we have some plan in mind, it will not work.             --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

RIP Thich Nhat Hanh

 


Lion's Roar memorial article on Thich Nhat Hanh

We were most fortunate to have this great teacher come to Green Gulch Farm and stay there on a few occasions. Thanks Richard Baker for making that happen. Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh for your gift to us all. - dc

No Point

But, actually, time is going and going on and on, so there is no point to point at. It is going on. The only way you have is to follow that clock or follow the sunshine, that is the only way we form the idea of time. So, when you have an idea of time it means you have an idea of time of continuity and discontinuity.               --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Straight Line

When you say “eight o'clock,” time stops, tentatively. But actually, it is going on—we have to know that actually time is going on and on, but we have to say, tentatively, “it is nine o'clock” or “seven o'clock.” From this understanding, time is some point on the straight line from past to future.              --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time

Originally, our contradiction understanding is based on the nature of time, or idea of time. Time is, as I always say, continuous and discontinuous. Time is not always continuous. Time is discontinuous. You know, when you say, even, you know, time stops, you know. If it is going, you cannot say, "this is six o’clock or eight o’clock." When you say eight o'clock, it is eight o'clock; it is not a future nine o'clock. It is eight o'clock.              --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-08-17N - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.