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Monday, August 15, 2016

Poetic

Through practice we can understand what is Buddhism, not by just reading or contemplation of philosophy. So when you understand Buddhism thoroughly, even intellectually, you will find out how difficult it is to express yourself in writing or talking about it. It is very difficult. That is why Zen becomes more and more artistic, poetic, because it is almost impossible -- or it is not possible to express ourselves in intellectual way.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-01-05Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts.]