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Friday, December 18, 2020

Deep

Recently I asked you and I want you to reflect on why you study Buddhism. If this point is not fully understood, it may be difficult to put whole physical and spiritual power in our practice. Usually without thinking about our life more deeply you try to solve your problem by means of practice or teaching. But if you think about whether your view of life is right or wrong, whether you are trying to obtain something which is possible to obtain or you are trying to accomplish something which is not possible to accomplish, then you will not be sincere enough to practice our way because you are always fascinated by some teaching or chanting. What we study in intellectual way is very shallow, but what we actually experience is very deep.         --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-12-21 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. - DC