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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tassajara Fire Updates

 All seems okay. Don't fret. Here are the links again for updates.

For updates on the Willow Fire near Tassajara, go to https://www.sfzc.org/fire-updates

and the US Forest Service's: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7549/



Tao Again

Ordinary mind is tao, you know. Even though we are doing quite usual things, whenever we do something, that is actually Buddha's activity-- Buddha's activity, but our activity [laughs]. Ordinary mind is tao. Buddha's mind, Buddha's activity, and our activity are not different.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-30 - as found on shunryusuzuki.com. 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. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

That Point Again

It is rather difficult to explain how to be concentrated on this point. There are many koans and sayings on this point. And those sayings look like they are very different, but [laughs] actually they are all the same. Ordinary mind is tao, you know.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-30 - as found on shunryusuzuki.com. 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. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Tassajara Fire Update

 from Arlene Lueck on Facebook

Tassajara to be Evacuated due to Nearby Fire


The Willow Fire in Willow Creek Canyon, a ridge over from Tassajara, is being fought. Most students to evacuate.

What's that Point Again?

Even though we can explain what is Buddhism, if you do not have the actual feeling with it, we, you know, cannot call ourselves real Buddhist. Only when our personality is characterized by this kind of feeling we call ourselves a Buddhist. It is necessary for us to be always concentrated on this point.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-30 - as found on shunryusuzuki.com. 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. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Pam Chernoff

 


Got another photo of Pam Chernoff today from Linda Wong, formerly Linda Lupo. Just go to Pam Chernoff's page and you'll see what she wrote below this 1975 photo.

Whatever

When you are enlightened, you will understand things more freely. You don't mind whatever people call you. “Ordinary man.” “Okay, I am ordinary man [laughs].” “You are buddha?” “Yes, I am buddha,” you know. How come to be a buddha and ordinary man?” “Oh, I don't know why, but actually I am buddha and ordinary man.” [Laughs.] Doesn't matter. Whatever they say [laughs], that is all right.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-30 - as found on shunryusuzuki.com. 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.