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Monday, August 1, 2016

Without preparation

Before Bodhidharma, people thought that after long preparation, sudden enlightenment will come. This Zen practice is a kind of training to gain enlightenment. Actually many people are practicing zazen in this idea. But that is not our traditional Zen. Our traditional understanding of Zen, from Buddha to our time now is without any preparation, when you start zazen there is enlightenment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-01-05Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. - Go to Wha at's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.]