Shunryu Suzuki

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on zen, buddha, bow, and acceptance

In your practice you should accept everything as it is, giving to each thing the same respect given to a Buddha. Then Buddha bows to Buddha, and you bow to yourself. This is the true bow.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on important thing

The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing.

Shunryu Suzuki

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on meditation

Our way is to practice one step at a time, one breath at a time, with no gaining idea.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on suzuki, exist, and universe

You will always exist in the universe in one form or another.

Shunryu Suzuki

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Renunciation is not giving up the things of the world, but accepting that they go away.

Shunryu Suzuki

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Moment after moment, completely devote yourself to listening to your inner voice.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

We have to study with our warm heart, not just with our brain.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Because we put emphasis on some particular point, we always have trouble. We should accept things just as they are. This is how we understand everything, and how we live in this world. This kind of experience is something beyond our thinking. In the thinking realm there is a difference between oneness and variety; but in actual experience, variety and unity are the same. Because you create some idea of unity or variety, you are caught by the idea. And you have to continue the endless thinking, although actually there is no need to think.
Emotionally we have many problems; they are something created; they are problems pointed out by our self-centered ideas or views. Because we point out something, there are problems. But actually it is not possible to point out anything in particular. Happiness is sorrow; sorrow is happiness. Even though the ways we feel are different, they are not really different; in essence they are the same. This is the true understanding; transmitted from Buddha to us.

Shunryu Suzuki

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

If you were not born in this world, there would be no need to die. To be born in this world is to die, to disappear [laughing].

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

When he bowed to all those buddhas, the buddhas he bowed to were beyond his own understanding. Again and again he did it.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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