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Monday, December 5, 2016

Develop

A plant does not develop apart from its origin. A culture should develop neither slavishly following the old ways nor totally ignoring them. Zen is the same.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Query

If you have a bad dream, do you say you can't believe in a dreamer who would allow that? - Kabumpkan

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Stretching

Our practice is not just to follow your teacher's way, nor just to create your own. Right practice includes both -- stretching your arms and legs as far as possible under the guidance of a good teacher.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Jack Kornfield Engages

Friday, December 2, 2016

Teacher

You cannot practice zazen correctly unless you have a teacher. I do not say this just to emphasize Suzuki. Dogen said you cannot proceed in your study if you omit either the teacher or zazen.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Stephen Hawking writes

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Within

You should listen to the lecture as if you were discovering some truths within your own mind.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Another insignificant item about some faraway place

'Extraordinarily hot' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists - obviously they're all part of a Chinese plot and should be charged with treason. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Correct

The correct way to listen to my lecture is to listen with just the right amount of effort. Do not listen with a dualistic frame of mind. The correct way is just to listen with an accepting attitude. This is different from listening with the intent to ask questions. Asking questions is to merely develop your preconceived ideas. You must give up all preconceived ideas and all feelings of good or not good. If you listen to your teacher with the attitude of a disciple, you will learn about Buddhism in the right way.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Tony Artino notes from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-05 found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Do Balinese still believe in Black Magic?

The Kulture Kid answers the question. And where's the heart of this stuff - right where we live Banjar Sindhu, Sanur. Yikes! - dc