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Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Observe how even insects and animals nurse their young and bear hardship to bring them up. When the young reach maturity, the parents seek no profit. This is our way. Compassion for the young is strong even among tiny living creatures. Likewise, the various Buddhas have a natural compassion for living beings. The teaching of the Buddhas are not limited to compassion. They are expressed universally in many facets. This is the basic spirit of Buddhism.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-12-17b speaking on and from Dogen's Gakudo-yojin-shu 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.