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Shunryu Suzuki

Read through the most famous quotes from Shunryu Suzuki

Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.

— Shunryu Suzuki


Whereever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.

— Shunryu Suzuki


In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few

— Shunryu Suzuki

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A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, "Why is there so much suffering?" Suzuki Roshi replied, "No reason.

— Shunryu Suzuki

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To have some deep feeling about Buddhism is not the point; we just do what we should do, like eating supper and going to bed. This is Buddhism.

— Shunryu Suzuki

#life-philosophy #phlilosophy #zen-buddhism #life

In your big mind, everything has the same value...In your practice you should accept everything as it is, giving to each thing the same respect given to a Buddha. Here there is Buddhahood

— Shunryu Suzuki

#respect #zen #respect

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.

— Shunryu Suzuki

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When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.

— Shunryu Suzuki

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Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!

— Shunryu Suzuki

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The world is its own magic.

— Shunryu Suzuki

#own #world

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Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆 often called Suzuki Roshi) (born May 18 1904 Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan; died December 4 1971 in San Francisco CA USA) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center which along with its affiliate temples comprises one of the most influential Zen organizations in the United States.

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