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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Oops

Hi. Gosh. I forgot to post a Suzuki lecture excerpts for two days again. Like I did last week or was it two weeks ago? Trying to get a bunch of stuff done but I intend to post those excerpts Monday through Saturday and it's not like I don't have time to do and am working around the clock. Let's see if this continues. In the meantime, I've got all the podcasts in queue through July 15. Have got the last 30% of Thank You and OK! left to record and prepare for an audiobook. Maybe it's all downhill from here but whichever way I'm headed it's onward! - dc

Arise

To understand the evanescence of life will be at the same time how to arise bodhisattva mind.        --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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

DC: Suzuki uses the always (as far as I know) intransitive verb "arise" as transitive. To me it is like a technical term which only applies when he uses it this way.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Includes

On that moment [that you say "Yes I will" follow the precepts forever], that moment includes its own past and future. That moment will be extended to the four directions and past and future. That is also true. So, as you practice zazen, you know, you should say, “I will do it” without being involved in doubt whether you can observe it forever or not. There's no need from the beginning, you know, [laughs] to say, “No, I cannot.” You cannot say so. When you really see things as it is, there is no position for you to say, “No.” The only way is, “Yes, I will.” That's all that you can do.       --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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, June 24, 2022

Sure

So, you know, originally things are changing. So, no one can say in its ordinary sense, I can observe these precepts forever [laughs]. You cannot say so. Even though you attain enlightenment, that is not possible. No one can be sure about anything, but how is it then possible to say, “I will observe it,” moment after moment. At least on that moment, you should say, “Yes, I will.”      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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, June 23, 2022

Everything Changes

And Dogen says, how will we arise bodhisattva mind is to know the teaching that everything changes. Everything changes—it’s absolutely true, [laughs] you cannot deny it [laughs, laughter]. So, you should know completely, accept completely that teaching: everything changes.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Beyond

Then why do we practice zazen? [Laughs.] There will not be no need to practice zazen, if it is possible to arise bodhisattva mind with dualistic thinking mind. If it is possible for us, you know, to arise bodhisattva mind and to receive bodhisattva precepts, then, you know, you should receive it, even though your practice is not so good, and you are involved always in dualistic thinking mind and emotional activities. Actually, you know, our practice is as I always repeat, not some practice which you can explain completely. Our practice is something beyond our understanding.    --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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, June 21, 2022

Whatever

Why you are confused in helping others and why you suffer when you reflect on yourself, on your mind is because it is almost impossible to be free from dualistic thinking mind and emotional and superficial mind. But Dogen Zenji says, you know, with that mind you should arise bodhisattva mind. Whatever your practice may be, that is true practice. Whatever your mind situation may be with that mind you can arise perfect bodhisattva mind.   --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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, June 20, 2022

Mind

Dogen Zenji says, mind—What is mind? There are three kinds of mind. But usually by mind we mean thinking mind: thinking mind is mind.And with this thinking mind, we must arise bodhisattva mind. This is very valuable, and this is a great help for us, you know. Usually, you know, you may think after you attain enlightenment, when your mind is very clear, and when you have no more dualistic thinking mind, you will arise bodhisattva mind [laughs]. But Dogen Zenji did not say so. He clearly said there are three kinds of mind. First of all, we have thinking mind, dualistic mind. With this dualistic mind you should arise bodhisattva mind.   --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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, June 16, 2022

The problem continues from yesterday

This kind of problem is a problem you have always. So, it is not so easy to arise, you know, bodhisattva mind. It is not so easy at all. Why it is difficult is because you do not have the right teacher or because you do not know exactly how you arise bodhisattva mind. Answer is very simple, [laughs] very simple, but I think it is good for you to suffer [laughter, laughs] on this point, or else, you know, your practice will be very, very superficial. Of course, you know, trying to save others you may say bodhisattva practice, but if some impure element is in it, you cannot have confidence in your practice. I know many students who have this kind of conflict or problem.  --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 70-08-03 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) or recently significantly added to or changed 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

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Pure Practice

How you then, you know, how you arise bodhisattva mind will be the next point. You will ask me how you arise bodhisattva mind. Many people ask me, you know, about this point. Aquestion will be something like this: