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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Subject of Worship

Buddhism is, maybe, rather difficult to understand for you because Buddhism is not monotheism or pantheism. It looks like pantheism because we say everything has Buddha nature so in this point Buddhism is pantheism. It may be better to forget all about idea of atheism or pantheism or monotheism because we don’t know in what category Buddhism can be put. We do not emphasize the object of worship rather we emphasize the subject of worship. 
Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-01-13 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC 

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