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Monday, February 27, 2017

Ends lecture with admonition

As we are pretty big group now, [laughs] we must be very strict with ourselves. Okay? You are too many, so [laughs] instead of candy we have to give you some salt so that [laughs, laughter] we have not much difficulties. If we serving just salt not much people will come [laughs, laughter]. Now let's sit without candy [laughs, laughter]. Thank you very much.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Zentatsu Richard Baker

Just posted all of the places in the SFZC Wind Bell about, by, with mentions of Richard Baker presented on five pages of scans from the Wind Bells linked to from the top of his cuke page. A slice of his story is presented there and intertwines with that of Shunryu Suzuki and many of us. Wonder where I'd be and what I'd be doing if I hadn't met them.

What

Under many scolding slaps you should study.” [Laughs.] What, you know, do they mean [laughs]?  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Got a painting

from a cool artist named Damai Wayan. Wayan means first born and Damai is peace. It will go toward a new wheel chair for him. Here he is with Katrinka and me and the painting. Here's his Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/damai.wayan

Mean

Zen master may say what you said is right, but what you mean is not right. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nanshu

 A hero in the Meiji Period, Saigo Nanshu, said it is difficult to manage someone who does not want fame or profit. [Laughs.] He said the most trustworthy person is the person who has nothing to do with name or profit. That is very true. All right? [Laughs.]   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Inequality

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Met the Ambassador today

The US Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., came to Bali for the first time, at least as ambassador, and met with US expats this afternoon for a couple of hours. Career in State Dept. jobs in North and Southeast Asia. His Taiwanese wife was here too. He talked for a while then took questions. Was funny, informal, and informative. He's an Obama appointee who just started a few months ago. Here's an official gov page for him. He looks different from his picture, better, has lost weight, and had a floral batik shirt on, no tie. We didn't see one tie in the room of about 100 people. Hey - found a photo online with him in that same shirt.

Caught

Don't be caught by fanciness of the world or technique of the world. We have various, you know, nature, so psychologist or religious leaders studying our nature and organizing big [laughs] organization and you will be captivated by it if you are not wise enough to know yourselves.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-04-22-A found onshunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early SFZC History

An article from a Wind Bell by Peter Schneider in the Spring 1988 Wind Bell linked to from a new History page.