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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Groovin Reuven

Going through the Names page on cuke.com - looking for Tassajara stories - and spent a lot of time updating it, getting it in better order, making pages for more people as a hub to gather multiple links pertaining to them. The last one was Reuven Ben Yuhmin (AKA Roovane Ben Yuhmin Robert Front)who definitely needed a main cuke page. A great character he.

In Ancient Time

In ancient time, people applied various ways in our practice. Sometimes they meditated on a white skeleton; sometimes they meditated on water; or sometimes they practiced zazen to obtain detachment -- thinking filthy bag containing [laughs], you know, lung and stomach and many nasty things within it. Even the beautiful [laughs] person contains many things [laughs] in her. So we are all a bag of filthy [laughing] things [laughter]. Actually they did it. There are many kinds of practice for us. You are just laughing at them, but if you were in that situation, you would do it. But in America, this kind of thing will never happen [laughter]. All those practices, when it based on the true way of zazen,  work. But as long a practice is directed to one way only, it doesn't work.  --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Unthinkable

Dogen Zenji said, “Think unthinkable.” We think, but the direction of our thinking is opposite. Instead of trying to attain something, we try to forget. Instead of keep thinking, we try to stop thinking. What you will acquire through this practice will be tremendous, and every activity should be based on this kind of readiness of your mind. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Resume

Our practice is to resume our original state of being which is universal -- all the beings in the world or in the cosmic scale in time and space. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Before

Before you die, you don't know how to live in this moment when you think of it. But as long as you know what will happen to you after your death, there is nothing to be afraid of. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay. DC comment: He'd also say he didn't know what happens after we die

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bottom

Whatever happens to you, as long as you know the bottom of the suffering, bottom of fear, you feel quite safe. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay. 

new nonZense blog

Now there is a Cuke nonZense Blog which is a What's New page for Cuke Annex. We're moving the nonZense posts such as found in Saunters and DC Misc over there. This way Cuke What's New blog can remain pristine and pure, devoted to Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts and Cuke Archives and the Cuke nonZense blog can grovel in lower realms. Thanks to Peter Ford for getting this new blog up and running - and for everything else he does for Cuke Archives. - DC

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fire Water

As an old Zen master said, “If fire comes, you should be burned. If the water comes, you should be drowned.” That is our way. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay. DC comment: that should doesn't come across so well in English. Doesn't mean you don't try to survive. But if you can't escape it, accept it. Ouch.

Marc Benioff on Beginner's Mind

from Business Insider - Benioff is CEO of Salesforce and just bought Time Magazine - thanks Peter Ford

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Whatever

Whatever happens to us, if we know what is our life and where we go completely, there is no fear whatsoever. --------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-05-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture ex/cerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.