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Monday, August 5, 2019

Speaking on the Lotus Sutra

The next chapter will be the interesting one, maybe. So if you read it, you will be very interested in it, because it has this kind of understanding. It is called the chapter of "Good Devices" or "Skillful devices". In this sutra devices are more important than the First Principle. Usually people respect the First Principle rather than skillful devices. But in this Sutra, Buddha put emphasis on skillful devices instead. This means that Buddha put emphasis on mercy. The way to help people with skillful devices is the most important point. And to find each one's own position, responsibility, and meaning of life, and to find the joy of life in the activity near at hand, or the previous attainment, is the most important point. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture on the Meal Chant - 68-02-00-F as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC