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Friday, January 29, 2016


Suzuki is commenting on the Shushogi, giving his own spin on it, it seems with:

"There is no buddha who did not arise way-seeking mind, who did not practice our practice, who did not have bodhisattva-mind, who did not attain nirvana."  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-19-A as found on Copy and paste the name into the search box there to get to the transcript.. Edited 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.  ----------"Arise" is not used in standard English as a transitive verb taking an object but replacing it would seem a shame. It's got a unique feel. Searching through all his lectures as found on we find 126 instances of that word. To me it has a better feel than to raise the way-seeking mind. Subject and object merge. - dc

Photo with Anagarika Govinda, 1968, fall