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April 22nd, 1967

Saturday, April 22nd, 1967

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi

Saturday, April 22, 1967

Sesshin Lecture A

San Francisco

Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 66-04-22

[1] … students.  I want to give some important points.  First of all, when you want to study Buddhism or Zen, you must give up worldly desires or you must realize that it is useless to seek for worldly desires.  But it may be rather difficult to realize that it is foolish to seek for worldly desires.

Sometime, people mix up religious way-seeking mind and worldly desires.  They think they are—there is—are seeking for a truth or a religious truth, but actually they are seeking for the worldly desires by name of religion.  The religious sentiment is quite different from worldly desires.  By “worldly desires” I mean to seek for—to seek for fame or profit.  To seek for fame or profit, this kind of desire is very much like, in some point, religious desires. (more…)