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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why Become Unhappy?

Q: So what do you say to the person who says, who says that I'm happy in the world, and I don't want to do zazen because it's painful and I'm happy, and why should I become unhappy.
R: Mrmm. When they find themselves quite happy, enough to survive, they will not have chance to study Buddhism. When they have some problem, they will start our way, and when they have true understanding of life, which is full of suffering, and full of problems, they will start studying our way.------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08 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.