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Friday, May 22, 2015

Direct Expression of True Nature

I don’t feel like speaking after zazen. I feel the practice of zazen is enough but if I should say something. I think what I shall talk about will be how wonderful it is to practice zazen in this way. Our purpose is just to keep this practice forever. This practice is started from beginningless time and it will continue for the endless future. Strictly speaking, for human beings there is no other practice than this practice. There is no other way of life than this way of life, because Zen practice is the direct expression of our true nature.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-10-14 as found on shunryusuzuki.com - Edited by DC   

DC Comment: And this practice is included, expressed in numerous other practices of numerous other beings Buddhist and not.