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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


So “Sentient beings are numberless.” Maybe, you know, it means that sentient beings are numberless. I vow to save them moment after moment, continuously. But “moment after moment, continuously” is not necessary. “I vow to save them” is strong enough and good enough. “I vow to save them.” If sentient beings are numberless, we will take this vow numberless times, that's all [laughs]. In this way, we feel feeling of quite different quality. We feel the eternal practice of our way, of our Buddhist way. ”Sentient beings are numberless” means that our practice will continue forever.                 --------------------------- 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.