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Friday, January 29, 2021

Continuing with the Sun Faced Moon Faced Buddha thing

The difference between Baso and we ordinary people is for Baso, you know, whatever happen to him, he can accept things as it is, as it happens. But we can not accept everything. Something which you think is good, you may accept it. But something which you do not like you cannot -- you don't accept it. And you compare one to the other. And you may say, “this is the truth; this is not true.” And “he is a true Zen master; and he is not a true Zen master.” And “he is good Zen student; but I am not.” That is quite usual way of understanding. With this kind of understanding you cannot figure out what kind of idea we can sit with every day.   --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-01-25-bn - 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 Comment:: He sort of stumbled there at the end - and this is after I edited it to seem to say what he was saying, but I'd say he was trying to say we can't practice  Zen with this sort of idea.