Suzuki Roshi

‘When I came to America for the first time, for pretty long time, as our old students knows– know, I put emphasis on way-seeking mind. When we have true way-seeking mind– pure true way seeking mind, we can practice our way without any problem. When you have questions or problems in your practice, it means that you are not practicing shikantaza. If you practice shikantaza, you know, you will be monkey-minded buddha in shikantaza. You will be pain-legged buddha in shikantaza. And your whole body will be obstacle buddha– obstacle of buddha– or to be obstacle itself is buddha. Is there any problem, you know, when whatever you do, that is buddha? That is shikantaza.’ (from the Suzuki Roshi Archives)

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