Shunryu Suzuki · Soto Zen Buddhism · Uncategorized

Shunryu Suzuki – Teachings

“The important thing in our understanding is to have a smooth, free-thinking way of observation. We have to think and to observe things without stagnation. We should accept things as they are without difficulty. Ou mind should be soft and open enough to understand things as they are. When our thinking is soft, it is called imperturbable thinking. This kind of thinking is always stable. It is called mindfulness.”
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

 

A list of the “most important” things in that they were brought up most in his dialogues.

http://www.cuke.com/Cucumber%20Project/lectures/most-important.htm

 

Shunryu Suzuki Quotes

“Moment after moment, everyone comes out from nothingness. This is the true joy of life.”
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind, there are few.”
Shunryu Suzuki
“A mind full of preconceived ideas, subjective intentions, or habits it not open to things as they are.”
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
“Concentration is not to try hard to watch something… Concentration means freedom… In zazen practice we say your mind should be concentrated on your breathing, but the way to keep your mind on your breathing is to forget all about yourself and just to sit and feel your breathing.”
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/62707.Shunryu_Suzuki?page=4

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