Shunryu Suzuki

A Quote by Louise Pryor on buddhism, zen, and shunryu suzuki

All of you think it's better to be a man than a woman, you think it's better to be a priest than a layperson, and you think it's better to be Japanese than American. But I will always be a woman, and I will always be a layperson, and I will always be an American, and here I am.

Louise Pryor

Source: Crooked Cucumber

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on shunryu suzuki and crooked cucumber

This piece of incense
Which I have had for a long long time
I offer with no-hand
To my Master, to my friend, Suzuki Shunryu0daiosho,
The founder of these temples.
There is no measure of what you have done.
Walking with you in Buddha's gentle rain
Our robes are soaked through,
But on the lotus leaves
Not a drop remains.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Shunryu Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on shunryu suzuki, soto zen, and buddhism

Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and cultivate it well.

Shunryu Suzuki

Contributed by: Dave

Syndicate content