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Monday, March 2, 2015

Big Self Only

When I speak like this, there is already some duality, you know. Small self or big self. But actually the small self does not exist. That which exists is big self only. We just create small self, and we say this is right [laughs]. But it is not right. So first of all we should be emancipated from the idea of small self. That is why Buddha says, “Every constituent existence is doomed to suffer.”

Today's quote directly follows yesterday's excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-28-D as found on shunryusuzuki.com -  - Excerpt edited by DC