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Friday, September 22, 2023

Practice and Realize Our True Nature

That everything changes is an the actual truth, not Buddhism. This is the truth for Buddhists as well as for everyone. So, those teachings are not just our teaching, but for everyone. Even if Buddha didn’t talk about it, that is a truth which we observe every day. So, there is no need to depend on teaching. To practice and realize our true nature is the most important point [laughs]. That is Zen. If so, as long as we have buddha-mind Buddhism is for everyone.

—Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-24 - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.