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Thursday, April 7, 2022


According to the Tendai school, there are, the aspects of being and non-being, and the third aspect includes aspects of viewpoint of being and non-being, and it is something beyond being and non-being. That is the third aspect. And according to Tendai school, according to the third aspect, you cannot arrange our teaching this way or that way. To arrange the teaching this way or that way, a time span or a space span in the teaching which is in maybe the third dimension. But the absolute teaching which we transmit from master to the other is not this kind of teaching. According to the Tendai school it is so.         --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 68-07-23 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. 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. Go to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo