This is the What's New page for Cuke.com
For other posts: personal, Saunters, environment, music, etc, go to Cuke nonZense Blog and cuke-annex
Our other two Zen sites: shunryusuzuki.com - all the transcripts, audio, film, photo archive ----- and ZMBM.net - for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Youtube Cuke Archives - Posts from here also appear on Facebook Cuke Archives
Core Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki -- People Index --  DC home --  DC Books
- donate
Search both cuke blog and cuke.com 
Search Blog Only - Search Cuke Only

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Inmost Nature

We have true nature. Whatever you do, even though you not do anything, your true nature is in incessant activity. Even though you are sleeping, it is quite active. Your thinking, your sensations are superficial activities of yourself, but your inmost nature is always working. Even though you die, it is working. I don’t mean some, you know, soul, but something always in incessant work. Whatever you call it, spirit or soul, I don’t mind. You can put many names to it, or give it various interpretations. That is intellect. Whatever you call it, inmost nature itself doesn’t mind.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-15 as found on shunryusuzuki.com -  - Excerpt edited by DC