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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emotions

Zen Buddhism puts emphasis on the emotional faculties. That is why Zen emphasizes practice. Because we are so much made of emotions, we need a practice to study and discipline them. Our emotions are deeply rooted to our true natures. Therefore to correctly study our emotional problems, we need to understand our deeper selves.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 found on shunryusuzuki.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 seeSms okay.

Kelly Walks Away

At the age of five. - My eldest son called me up and asked about this yesterday and here's what happened. - dc

Monday, March 27, 2017

Three

In our life there are three elements: intellectual, emotional, and will. Buddhism does not emphasize intellectual understanding, but Buddhism doesn't ignore the intellect and the intellect develops because of this lack of emphasis.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 found on shunryusuzuki.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 seeSms okay.

Nyepi!

Tomorrow morning at 6am for 24 hours the silent dark period of Nyepi begins - unique to Bali - everything stops including all flights, a dark island (I'll sneak out to look at the stars which are staggeringly bright and many). Tonight are the sizable Ogoh Ogoh monster parades. My fourth, no - third Nyepi (we were in Japan for the 1st one) but dear Katrinka is with her son's family in Oregon. Just little me alone in the dark. Ooooooooo.

Read all about Nyepi.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Same

Our human nature and that of the Buddha is the same. However, although this true nature doesn't change, our particular and changing understandings lead to changes in how we variously live.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 found on shunryusuzuki.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 seeSms okay.

David Padwa sent

Some photos 0f him in India and Santa Fe with Dudjom Rinpoche and the Chorten (and that's Khyentse Rinpoche is this photo on the left)

Friday, March 24, 2017

RIP Joanne Kyger

A cuke page for this great poet and person who sat with Suzuki at Sokoji in his first year and who died on Tuesday. - thanks Michael Katz

Farewell dear friend. - dc

Fixed the bad link to Joanne's page. - dc

Religion

Religion develops in a manner different from the way in which science progresses. In the overall relations of culture, religion is the driving force of the other aspects of the society. Religious effort is based upon our true human nature, which does not change from culture to culture or generation to generation.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 found on shunryusuzuki.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, March 23, 2017

Calamity

Dogen's mother's family lost much status during one tumultuous period in Japan. The his mother became ill and died while Dogen was still young. These events, including his mother's dying words, led Dogen to his Buddhist life. His study started from human calamity, not from academic interest.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 found on shunryusuzuki.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.

Shunryu Suzuki's Datebook

Just noticed that the PDF of the datebook Shunryu Suzuki arrived with in 1959 had four superflous pages of something he wrote in Japanese stuck in there and that two of the datebook pages were out of order. So that's been fixed. I was checking to see if there was an entry for arrival date and there wasn't any that's obvious anyway. He really wasn't a datebook type guy. Just wrote some notes and names etc randomly here and there and some doodles which are the best part.