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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Perfection is Imperfection

Buddhism exists because of each particular existence. It is not absolute. It is temporal, impermanent, imperfect. We find perfect existence through imperfect existence. So perfection is imperfection. The eternal exists because of non-eternal existence. So if you seek for something besides yourself, it is an heretical view. In Buddhism we do not seek for or expect something besides this world. 

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-09-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.com - Edited by DC