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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Following from prior posts

 “The Buddha's way is unsurpassable. I vow to attain it.” The same thing will be true with this vow. In this way, we should take vow and we should keep our precepts. When you receive precepts, you know, you say, “I will,” you know, “keep it,” you say. When I give you precepts, you say, “I will keep it.” It is not even promise. When you say, “ I will do it,” by words that is how you keep precepts. “I will do it.” That's enough.                --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-04-29 - 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. Got to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.