Shunryu Suzuki

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

The secret of Soto Zen is just two words: not always so....
In Japanese, it's two words, three words in English. That is the secret of our practice.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

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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 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

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on effort, rightness, and perfection

Everything you do is right, nothing you do is wrong, yet you must still make ceaseless effort.

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

Contributed by: Louëlla

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