Suffering comes from desires

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Suffering comes from desires. Zazen leads to the strength to cut off the root of suffering. When we are free from our suffering we are called Buddhas. But our desires are limitlessly deep. Hence it is impossible to totally cut off our human suffering. For a while zazen will alleviate suffering, but zazen is not a complete remedy. [Suzuki Roshi emphasizes improving oneself little by little rather than by trying to cut off one's suffering at a single stroke. -- “A little fire is still fire. It is ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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