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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Misunderstanding

Your buddha nature exists whether you do zazen or not. Anything you do is an expression of your buddha nature, not someone else's or a demon's. This is so whether you realize it or not. However, though anything you do is your own true nature, you misunderstand the occurrence. The purpose of zazen is to correct this misunderstanding. Such misunderstanding includes judging one self as being angry or kind. Actually, it is not so. We practice zazen so as to learn to accept our true nature as it really is.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Excerpt from Tony Artino notes Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-26 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.