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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Edward Brown by Mike Dixon

 


Here's another Mike Dixon portrait, this time the subject is Edward Brown




Try Hard

For instance, you know, in morning time we clean our room. But we don't have enough rags or brooms, so it is almost impossible to participate in our cleaning. So what you should do is to find out something to do [laughs]. You may think, “There is nothing for me to do.” But there is, if you, you know [laughs], if you try hard to find out what you should do.        --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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, April 16, 2021

Appropriate

So each one of us must have each one's own way. And according to the situation, you should change your way and to find out some appropriate way. So you cannot stick to anything. The only thing we have to do is to find out some appropriate way under new situation.       --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mel

 


Here's a Willard Mike Dixon painting of dearly departed Mell Weitsman.


Mel Weitsman cuke page


Mike Dixon cuke page

Different

There is no particular way for us, because each one of us are different from the other.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Portrait of Shunryu Suzuki

 


by Willard Mike Dixon  His artist name is Willard Dixon but friends know him as Mike. He did this in 2013.

Sent this note to Mike: You nailed it man. That's as effective as any photo I've seen in bringing him to life. Good for you.
 

I've got some more to share. And I'll get them on his page and on their pages on cuke. 

Mike Dixon cuke page

Without being told

We have perhaps too many students in this zendo. But even if some master has two or three students, he will never tell you what our way is in detail. The only way is to eat with him, to talk with him, and to do something-- to do everything with him. And to help him without, you know, even being told how to help him.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

You talkin to me?

Good or bad, small or big, we should find out the true reason why something is so big and why something is so small, why something is so good and why something is not so good. But if you [laughs] only are trying to find out something good, you know, you will always lose something. And you are limiting your faculty. So you always live in limited world. You cannot accept things as it is.      --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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. 

Tassajara and a Sunflower

Annie Schliffer got hold of me recently when she listened to the podcast with Roovane Ben Yuhman. He told a couple of stories that included here. Now we've got one of them from her point of view - plus how it read in Crooked Cucumber. Read about it on Annie's cuke page.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Limiting

You may try hard, may study something if you like it, you know. If you don't like it, you ignore it. That is not only a selfish way, but also the limiting your power of study.     --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-03-15 - 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.