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Friday, December 20, 2019

For Everyone

It is easy to repeat Amida Buddha's name. Pure Land school, everyone can practice it. It is quite different from zazen. And religion should be for everyone, not just for men or for someone who can cross their legs in lotus posture. What will they do if they cannot cross their legs [laughs, laughter]? Many people say Zen is not for everyone [laughter], and Zen is just for [laughs] men and not for ladies. Maybe Pure Land school is better [laughs], because a religion should be for everyone.   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-21 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC