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Thursday, December 10, 2020


Buddha, when he escaped from his castle, he had this kind of happiness in his luxurious life in the castle, he at last forsake all of that kind of life. So we say he started his religious trip because of evanescence, because he felt the evanescence of life. That is why he started the study of Buddhism. I think we have to think about this point more. I think everyone seeks for happiness, that is all right, but the point is how to seek for happiness. But is the happiness we seek for something which is possible to have.           --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-21 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