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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Not a Statement

This fascicle of the Shobogenzo is Sokushin Zebutsu, Mind Itself Is Buddha. In this fascicle, Dogen Zenji is giving us instruction on what is our practice, what is the transmitted way of practice from Buddha to us. “Mind itself is buddha” looks like a kind of statement, but it is not a statement at all for him and for us too if we understand what he meant with it.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-08-19-C 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.