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Thursday, August 5, 2021


A student asked Suzuki to explain the part of the Heart Sutra where it says, "no eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind. The answer goes on for a while. Here's the essence of Suzuki's answers:

There is nose, that is right, and there is no nose. That is also right. And “yes” and “no” [laughs]. You should understand in two ways: yes and no [laughs, laughter]. That is complete understanding.                --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 69-04-08-bn - as found on 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. Got to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.