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#1 most quoted:

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

See origin of this quote

Suzuki lecture quotes from Crooked Cucumber

Autobiographical excepts

Suzuki lecture excerpts now almost daily on the cuke blog as of 1-18-15

1-17-15 - There's nothing to do, there's nowhere to go. - Shunryu Suzuki to Richard Baker. This became a sort of mantra and koan for Baker in his early years of practice.


12-14-14 - Starting a page for quotes from Shunryu Suzuki lectures as I read through them. Already into 1968. Like to post something every day on so will find something to post from what I read every day or so. - DC

Bill Redican's collection of Shunryu Suzuki lecture quotes to go with the 2002 verbatim transcripts in a separate binder.

Excerpts from Crooked Cucumber
[the whole book though is now on cuke if you follow the same link]

9-07-14 - Shunryu Suzuki use of the word Paradox

2012 Thanksgiving excerpt

Suzuki and other quotes from Crooked Cucumber sent by FF Miller

8-04-12 - Shunryu Suzuki use of the term "Golden Rule"

2-1-12 - What did Shunryu Suzuki have to say about precepts? A series searching in the digital archive for each instance of his use of that word.

The phrase “most important” as found is Shunryu Suzuki lectures

Two brief Shunryu Suzuki comments from the Fall, 1967 Wind Bell on the importance of practice periods and being "truly involved in the development of our way" - from a Fall, 1967 Wind Bell.

7-27-14 -  A page of selected Shunryu Suzuki quotes sent by Bill Redican fifteen years ago or so. - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - hard to read PDF

A few quotes from Shunryu Suzuki's lectures  
as found in Crooked Cucumber

Excerpts from Crooked Cucumber

Quotes from Shunryu Suzuki on Transmission

Shunryu Suzuki on War and Peace

Correspondence written by Suzuki

Some Suzuki quotes found on the net

Shunryu Suzuki quotes and more on Facebook

Go to Suzuki Stories for more 
and Brief Memories

Go to Basic info on Shunryu Suzuki - bio, chronology etc

A Shunryu Suzuki New Year's story

Suzuki's wedding ceremony message

Zen Mt. Center - - - transcript - a 16 mm film made for KQED, San Francisco

Sunseed - Zen in America - - - transcript - a section from a 35 mm commercial color film on gurus

from Shunryu film page

From a soy milk carton

Dubious Quotes and Stories attributed to Shunryu Suzuki - all the transcripts, audio, video, photo, letters, calligraphy
- for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
-'s What's New daily posts except Sunday
- Zen posts from cuke What's New blog (above)
YouTube Cuke Video - all the video in whole and short parts - for DC nonzense sites & links including music

Cafe Press Cuke Basket - tee shirts and stuff


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