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Monday, June 29, 2015


Starting from the lonely feeling of the evanescence of life, Dogen attained the most powerful experience of enlightenment. This is his enlightenment. He says, “I have dropped off my mind and body”. He has no mind, no body. Because we think we have body or mind we have a lonely feeling, but when you realize that everything is just a flashing into the vast universe you become very strong and you become a very meaningful existence. This is his enlightenment and this is our practice too. ------------

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-01-20 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. - Go to What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts