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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Question of God . D.T. Suzuki

The Question of God . Other Voices . D.T. Suzuki | PBS:
"From An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Is Zen a religion? It is not a religion in the sense that the term is popularly understood; for Zen has no God to worship, no ceremonial rites to observe, no future abode to which the dead are destined, and, last of all, Zen has no soul whose welfare is to be looked after by somebody else and whose immortality is a matter of intense concern with some people. Zen is free from all these dogmatic and 'religious' encumbrances. ..."

Source: The Question of God . Other Voices . D.T. Suzuki | PBS


Blogger M said...

Must it have those things to be a religion? If it is or isn't a religion, so what? Does anything change other than the name we use to label it?
Good post, thanks.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I believe that religion is what we make it to be, organized religion is what man believes spirituality to be, not what it truely is.

4:11 PM  

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