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Monday, February 2, 2015

Cutting Down Habit Power

Student: How can we avoid creating more habits?

SR: The purpose of practice is to cut completely [laughs] down the habitual power, you know. To be completely from our habitual, you know, energy or whatever it is-- habits-- habitual power or so-called-it karma. At least we should not doubt we are intrinsically free from karma. Karma is something which we create-- we create karma, and we suffer from it. So pure religion is in the realm of-- there is no creation or no-- no -- what is opposite of “create”?

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-29-C as found on -  - Excerpt edited by DC