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Monday, October 25, 2021


To be a Buddhist, moment after moment, we take vow. So it is not necessary to think about whether this is possible or not. When you take vow or when you keep precepts wondering if it's possible, your way is already is not Buddhist way. You have fallen into the superficial practice of “you should do” or “you should not,” or “you should take vow” or “you shouldn't take vow.” To take vow is to observe our way. So this is one of the way of the many ways to practice our way, like zazen practice.                --------------------------- 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.