Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

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Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Dharma Flower » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:23 am

Combining his years in Japan and America, Ichiro has the most all-time career hits of any professional baseball player. Could his discipline and playing style be due to his Buddhist background?

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by amanitamusc » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:51 am

Every time I saw him hit it was explosive. :twothumbsup:

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Dharma Flower » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am

In an era of home run hitters literally on steroids, Ichiro was a high achiever with a humble heart who put his team before himself. That seems Buddhist to me.

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Dharma Flower » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 am

Ichiro naming his dog after Zen master Ikkyu is cool too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikkyū

Does a dog have Buddha-nature?

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Dharma Flower » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:48 am

Ichiro said in an interview, after surpassing Pete Rose's record for career hits in professional baseball, that he would be a fool to brag about his achievements.

The 2001 Mariners still have the record for most wins in a season, largely thanks to Ichiro, and his hits record of 262 in 2004 is also unsurpassed.

I am not really a sports fan, but I would like to take his example of hard work and humility to heart. When critics thought he was too small for American leagues, he proved them all wrong and never gloated about it.

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Ricky » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:23 am

No clue he was a buddhist. Cool

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Re: Ichiro Suzuki: Buddhist Baseball Player

Post by Dharma Flower » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 am

Now that he's a free agent, what if he went back to Japan and played there if an American team won't sign him? I don't know if it would be good or bad.

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