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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Forget Substantial

Student: When you say that Manjushri takes care of our practice should we pray to him?

SR: [Laughs.] That is your understanding based on the substantial understanding, you know. Forget all about any substantial idea. I realize this point is very, very important for people. This is why we cannot understand Buddhism or our way. --------------------------------------------------  Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-01-11B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC [Try thinking of "substantial understanding" as "literal understanding"]