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Saturday, October 10, 2015


We can identify, we can accept the contradiction of the teaching, and we can appreciate the contradiction. Instead of confronting each other, we conform with each other as man and woman, you know [laughs]. If you confront a man with a woman or a woman with a man, your life is a waste of time. But if you conform yourself with man or with woman, you can identify yourself with another. This is how we live in this world. By conforming with each other, we can study Buddhism.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-15d 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.