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Monday, April 27, 2020

Meaning

 Student X: Docho Roshi, what is the meaning of the Lotus Sutra?

SR: Lotus Sutra. If you understand what is this place-- where you are and what you are doing-- you will understand meaning of Lotus Sutra. In that way you should study. Don't think there is some special meaning to anything-- to anything.

Student X: No special meaning in it?

[Answer inaudible, maybe a gesture.]
   -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-09-00 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. - DC