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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wrong

Maybe we like something wrong rather than right-- rather than true [laughs]. This is something, you know-- this is, maybe, same tendency we have when we feel some resistance. Something which is true is maybe always very common and not so interesting, not so colorful. It is just plain and common. So you have no interest in it. Something which is wrong [laughs] is very interesting.   --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Way

The more you understand a human being-- human nature, the more you will be interested in our way.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bill Lane again with link

Opps - forgot the link to the Bill Lane page featured yesterday. Here tis.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Bill Lane

Did a page for Bill Lane to gather some links to various entries about our dear departed friend and wrote something on him. - DC

Opps - forgot the link to his page. Here tis.


Perfect Freedom

So if you want to obtain the perfect freedom from everything, your effort should be directed inward. As long as you have this kind of practice, you have no danger-- danger of being enslaved by anything. You have always perfect freedom.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Enslaved

It is silly for us just to be caught by the feeling of resistance. The resistance, because of the discrimination, is a kind of imitation. But usually [in] imitation we imitate something. In the same way, but in-- when we have resistance, we imitate in opposite way [laughs]. That is just-- you imitate in the same way or the other way is the difference. But your way is caused by some outward object. In other word, your mind is enslaved by outward object.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lew Richmond Aging Blog and new book

Lew writes: I am most pleased to announce that my new book on Men and Aging, tentatively titled Every Breath, New Chances: A Guide to Aging for Men will be published in 2020 by North Atlantic Books.  

Old Oak Tree


EVERY BREATH, NEW CHANCES, my new book on aging, is focused on men's aging issues. Its approach is not as explicitly Buddhist as AGING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE, and rather than a series of different contemplative exercises, I teach variations on a single one, which I call "Every Breath, New Chances." I learned this phrase from one of my Japanese Buddhist teachers, who taught it both as a specific meditation and as a general approach to life. As a general teaching "every breath, new chances" means that we are always re-inventing ourselves on each breath, and that every situation offers fresh opportunities if we are alert to them . . . (to continue, click on the Aging Blog link below.  At the end of the blog I ask people to let me know if they would like to participate in one of my on-line discussion groups.  For people on this mailing list, you can reply to this email directly, thank you! 

Lew's email address for this list: Lewis Richmond <lewwebsite (at) earthlink (dot) net> 

Lew Richmond Cuke page - just put a note there that it's hard to keep up with all that Lew does.

Doesn't Matter

Who told us the teaching or who force some way of life to us doesn't matter. We will not lose our way, and we will create-- we will develop our way in our own idea and in our own way. There is freedom of creativity.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Old and New

When we do not think “right or wrong,” “good or bad,” our mind is big enough accept things whether it is old or whether it is new.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from thee links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Peter Coyote letter to SFZC Leadership

Peter Coyote on the situation with Edward Brown and the SFZC

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