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Thursday, March 12, 2015

More on Beyond Pure and Impure

Our buddha-nature is beyond pure or impure. It means just to be aware-- just to be aware of your true nature which is beyond pure or impure. Do you understand? To attach to purity is good, but buddha-nature is not pure or impure. Do you understand this point? If you understand this point, just to sit without thinking-- without being bothered by something which comes or images. Don't try to escape from it. Just sit. It will go. And you are beyond it. Those come in and come out. You are beyond intoxicating liquor.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-07-29-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com - Edited by DC