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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Proved

So, the most important thing is to believe in our Buddha nature and then intellectually you have to study our way, which is not one. There are many ways. Back and forth we have to study our view of life. And we have to have enough experiences to accord with reality. And then we have to acquire the power by which you can act without any restriction, without any idea of teaching even. To act quite natural without being off the track. This is the third stage. And to be proved by Buddha is the last stage.            --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 67-08-20 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. 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. Go to https://www.instagram.com/cuke_archives/ for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo