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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Care About the Truth

Dogen was very strict about Buddhists having worldly desires. As a Buddhist we should not even have the desire to expect enlightenment. You may say that was a strict observation of the Lotus Sutra. Of course, that was his character which was so pure and lofty. And he didn’t care about anything but truth. He would give his whole body and mind to the truth. That was his way. —Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-F - as found on edited by PF. Go to or for links to the full Shunryu Suzuki lecture and the source of the photo.