Suzuki Roshi

‘Our way of observing things is based on view of being and non-being, both.  And we know that view of being is too naive, and view of non-being is too … logical.  Or too critical.  Or view of—true view of life should be both.  View of being and view of non-being.  This is our way.
But view of being and view of non-being is not…is not possible to accept.  We can accept one of the two, but we cannot accept two of those viewpoints.  And here there is another problem for us.  But when you face—when you face this second problem, you will be said to be Buddhist.  And you will give up to rely on your intellectual understanding of teaching and you will start our practice.  To accept this kind of paradox.’

A dharma brother sent me a link to this talk, as he was going to use it in a talk he was giving; I found this section to be a precise echo of the passage from Shohaku I posted recently.

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