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Friday, June 16, 2017

Desires

In Buddhism we accept our instincts or our desires. We cannot deny that we have various desires. Whether it is good or bad, anyway we have it [Laughter]. We cannot say we don't have it. And as long as we have this we have to accept it. It is a part of truth which we should accept. And we think that to say that is bad is a self-centered idea.  ------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-06-12 as 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, not just the super cool ones,.