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Wednesday, December 30, 2020


[In this lecture which isn't fully transcribed because of  recording problems, Suzuki is telling a story of a house on fire and a father figuring out how to get his children to come out right away. In mid-story he paused and said the following.] Actually this world is on fire, but as we do not see this world thoroughly and as we do not know our former karma and future karma, we enjoy this world. So we are not interested in true teaching of Buddha.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-24 as found on 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