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Thursday, December 17, 2020

He means at the same time of course

view of being and view of non-being is not is not possible to accept. We can accept one of the two, but we cannot accept two of those viewpoints. And here there is another problem for us. When you face this second problem, you will be said to be Buddhist. And you will give up relying on your intellectual understanding of teaching and you will start our practice -- to accept this kind of paradox.        --------------------------- 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