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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Period

Everyone has buddha-nature we say. But you cannot say, "Because everyone has buddha-nature, therefore..." [laughs] If you limit the meaning of the statement, putting “therefore” or “because” [laughs], that is not the ultimate truth. If you say “Everyone has buddha-nature, therefore [laughs] there will not be any difference whether we practice zazen or not" you limit the meaning, the original meaning of the statement by putting “therefore.” You use the statement for your own excuse [laughs]. Everyone has buddha-nature. Period. That is how to listen to the ultimate truth. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-12-17b speaking on Dogen's Gakudo-yojin-shu as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.