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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Self and Not

Buddha on the contrary put emphasis on selflessness so that there you have a more balanced understanding of our life. And for the people who were trying to find out something about pleasure of life in this actual modern world, he put the emphasis on suffering so that they can understand their life from both sides. So naturally even so his purpose of sitting is through some harmonious teaching. So, sometimes he put emphasis on self, you know, instead of put the emphasis on selflessness. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-06-28 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC