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Saturday, January 4, 2020

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Zen school established without depending on any teaching, any particular teaching. So Zen student use various scriptures. We do not say this is the most important scripture or this is not so important. Whatever the teaching may be, that teaching will help at least someone. It may not be for all of them, but it will help someone. So it is like a medicine or prescription. For some patient some particular prescription is necessary, but we cannot say this is better prescription or this is not so good. If you use it in appropriate way, that is the test of prescription. We understand in this way. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-24 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC