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Monday, July 12, 2021

Non Selfishness

So there is no idea of holy being, or Buddha, or God. There's no idea of it which will make some rule to-- some background to give appropriate position to equality and desires or freedom. So those idea-- those thought-- if it is necessary for-- 

For us to accommodate thoughts of equality and freedom without difficulty, it is necessary to postulate some big fundamental idea of non-selfish desire or limitless boundary of material or place, an idea which is not just material or spiritual. Something beyond spiritual and material is necessary. That is so-called “non-selfishness.”           --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-04-08-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 - I wonder if he meant unselfishness.]