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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paradoxical Expression

There is always paradox in philosophical study. It cannot be helped. And there, there is truth. Where there is paradox there is truth - if you have eyes to see [laughs]. But as long as you are confined in philosophical study, you will have no eyes to see through the paradoxical statement. Philosophy is good because it is paradoxical. So we Buddhists apply paradoxical expression as philosophers do. And we do not think that is paradoxical.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-26 as found on shunryusuzuki.com -  - Excerpt edited by DC