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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Reading from the Lotus Sutra

"Others who have renounced all sensual desires, by purifying their own self, have cleared their sphere and obtained the five transcendent faculties, live in the wilderness, as (true) sons of the Sugata."

This is so called "Arhat practice." To attain Arhatship they have to purify their own self and they have to extinguish their sensual desires.
First of all, we should not stop thinking, but we should be free from thinking. Thinking desires and mental joy and physical joy. In this way we should purify our own self.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-A as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC