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Friday, December 30, 2016

School

We are not one of the many schools which divide Buddhism in many parts. Each school should not just be each school. It should be just one tentative form of Buddhism. It should not be just one school. So or as long as they do not accept this kind of understanding we must make our effort until all of us give up to call ourselves by a particular name. I want you to make this point clear. We are not Soto school at all. We are just Buddhists. We are not Zen even; we are just Buddhists. If we understand this point we are truly Buddhists.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-06 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.