Suzuki Roshi

‘So there are two ways of understanding the truth. One way is intellectual truth. “We understand,” we say, but that understanding is just an intellectual understanding. Whether we understand it or not, truth is truth – whether Buddha appeared in this world or not, truth is truth. In the second way, something may be true for a buddha or an enlightened person, but for us it is not true. We cannot accept the fundamental truth as it is, so for us it does not seem true. That is the truth we work with in our practice. From the viewpoint of our practice, truth is not always true.’ (Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness)

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