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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Understanding of Life

You can describe his teaching [in the Lotus Sutra], if you understand it, as very simple and very fancy, including many things good and bad. So to exist in this way, like a lotus in muddy water, is not so easy. But without this kind of strict, profound, and rich understanding of life, we cannot be disciples of Buddha.

From the cover of The Zen Way of Recovery by Laura Burges for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-10-20 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.