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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Possible or Not

Docho Roshi, the bodhisattva’s vow—how to understand it and to follow it?

SR: Bodhisattva’s vow is a vow which looks like it’s not possible. But possible or not is not our point. We should continue our practice without being involved in the possibility or impossibility. Because we should do it we should continue our way. That’s all. That is bodhisattva way.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-04-23-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.