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Monday, May 27, 2024

Sun-faced Buddha - Moon-faced Buddha

Zen master Baso was big; physically he was very strong and a man of great physique. And when he spoke, his tongue covered his nose. Maybe he was a very fluent speaker [laughs, laughter]. But once he was ill, so the temple master, who took care of the temple, asked him, “How are you, recently? Are you well or not?” And Baso said, “The sun-faced buddha and the moon-faced buddha. The sun-faced buddha and the moon-faced buddha.” for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 69-03-09 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.