Shunryu Suzuki

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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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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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

I think you're all enlightened, until you open your mouths.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Without ignoring the objective side of the truth, it has to be subjective as well, Buddha's whole teaching just for you, something you can taste. Not something to believe in but to discover, to experience.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on karma and freedom

When you say "Wait a moment," you are bound by your own karma; when you say "Yes I will," you are free.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on war

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There will always be war, but we must always work to oppose it.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Shunryu Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on buddhism, self, teacher, and teaching

The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves. That is why we have teaching. But the teaching is not ourselves. It is some explanation of ourselves. To study the teaching is to know yourselves. That is why we do not ever attach to the teaching, or to the teacher. The moment you meet a teacher you should leave the teacher, and you should be independent. You want a teacher so that you can be independent. So you study yourselves. You have the teacher for yourselves, not for the teacher.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on garden

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A garden is never finished.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Shunryu Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on dragons

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We should not be just a fan of dragons; we should always be the dragon himself. Then we will not be afraid of any dragon.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Shunryu Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber

Contributed by: Louëlla

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