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Great Prajna Paramita Sutra 65-07-08 65-07-08LE.pdf I want to still continue to speak about topsy-turvy views. When your understanding ... [Los Altos]
Great Prajna Paramita Sutra 65-07-15 65-07-15LE.pdf This morning I want to explain the attainment -- the attainment here -- it means ... [Los Altos]
“wisdom seeks for wisdom” 65-07-22 65-07-22LE.pdf We are studying now the sutra of the sixth patriarch, in the evening lecture, ... [Los Altos]
why we should practice zazen 65-07-26-A 65-07-26-A-ch.htm A talk is always-- the conclusion of my talk is always why we should practice ... audio file is ABC
religious problems concerning such as psychology or LSD 65-07-26-D 65-07-26-D-LE.pdf Recently I find many problems concerning to religious problem, such as psychology ... Q & A after lecture. Footnotes replaced 8-3-2020.
forgotten the value of religion 65-07-27-A 65-07-27-A-ch.htm For a long time after Renaissance, you have forgotten the value of religion. ... traffic
In our way of Zen, we emphasize the way-seeking mind 65-07-27-B 65-07-27-B-jt.htm In our way of Zen, we emphasize the way-seeking mind-- way-seeking mind. This ... traffic. Q & A after lecture.
If you understand bodhisattva-mind in dualistic way 65-07-28-C 65-07-28-C-ch.htm Bodhisattva-mind, which is rather dualistic, but if you understand bodhisattva-mind ... traffic. Q & A after lecture.
Purpose of practice is to have direct experience of buddha 65-07-29-A 65-07-29-A-ce.htm SR: Purpose of practice is to have direct experience of buddha-nature. That ... traffic. Q & A after lecture.
If you have a question 65-07-30-C 65-07-30-C-LE.pdf SR: If you have a question, please give me. I want to answer about what I told ... traffic. Footnotes restored 8-4-2020.
On the Great Prajna Paramita Sutra 65-08-05 65-08-05LE.pdf I want to give the conclusion to this Prajna Paramita Sutra this morning. In ... [Los Altos]
Posture 65-08-12 65-08-12LE.pdf I want to explain about our posture we take. When you sit left foot is on your ... Los Altos box title: Lecture on Posture
Nirvana, the Waterfall 65-08-19 65-08-19LE.pdf If you go to Japan and visit Eiheiji monastery -- before you enter the monastery ... Los Altos box title: Water
Confucius said the most visible is something invisible 65-08-28-A 65-08-28-LE.pdf Tape operator: This is the beginning of the-- it will be that we missed this ... traffic. Q & A after lecture.
Shushogi, Sections 11–17 66-01-21-A 66-01-21-A-LE.pdf The next chapter1 which we will learn is about precepts. And this ... Changed "or [1 word] precepts" to "or Dogen's precepts"; "[film] negative is" to "a movie, it's"; "his life will" to "his wife will"; "become between" to "come between"; "Let alone [?]" to "Let alone policy" 8/25/2020 pf.
Shushogi, Section 1 66-03-13-B 66-03-13-B-LE.pdf We started to recite Lotus Sutra-- Shushogi. Shushogi is the-- consist of various ... tape fixed, chant, commnt added-4-14-10-start was in mid. Footnotes restored 8/16/2020. Change "should work on" to "should welcome"; "pet of" to "pet dogs"
Genjo Koan, 5-13 66-05-26 66-05-26-LE.pdf Firewood turns into ash, and it does not turn into firewood again. But do not ... Footnotes restored 8/17/2020.
Genjo-Koan: Paragraphs 1–11 66-06-19-A 66-06-19-A-LE.pdf SR: Someone has my-- my paper.1 Student: [4-6 words unclear.] ... traffic-informal talking at first - class?. Q & A after lecture. changed "may be not," to "may be enough." 8-28-2020 pf. Changed "[1 word] great mind" to "vast great mind" 8-29-2020 dc.
Genjo-Koan: Paragraphs 7-9 66-06-19-B 66-06-19-B-LE.pdf [Now it is specifically taught in Buddhism that life does not become death.] ... Changed "six minutes" to "six minutes [seconds]"; "not be [1 word]" to "not be glad" 9/8/2020 pf.
ten precepts 66-06-19-C 66-06-19-C-LE.pdf Last time I explained the ten prohibitory precepts: Do not kill. Do not ... little low. Footnotes restored 8/17/2020. Changed "And whether" to "And further" 9-9-2020 pf.
The second paragraph of the Genjo Koan 66-08-15-A 66-08-15-A-LE.pdf The second paragraph [of the Genjo Koan]: That we move ourselves and understand ... Footnotes restored 8/17/2020.
you cannot appreciate our teaching in its true sense 66-08-15-B 66-08-15-B-LE.pdf [2-3 words] those who cannot appreciate the-- the food we are serving [?] to ...
think everything out 66-08-15-C 66-08-15-C-LE.pdf [It is necessary] for us to think everything out, or else we-- we find it pretty ... bc one file, with above. Footnotes restored 8/17/2020.
The first day of the sesshin is almost finished 66-08-15-D 66-08-15-D-LE.pdf The first day of the sesshin is almost finished. In the first day, I wanted you ... Footnotes restored 9/10/2020.
Our mind should be calm 66-08-16 66-08-16-LE.pdf Zazen doesn't follow [1-3 words unclear]. Our mind should-- should not be ...
This is the fourth day of our sesshin 66-08-18-A 66-08-18-A-LE.pdf Tape operator: As I've said already, this machine has an idiosyncratic quality ... [Lecture reconstructed by tape operator.] Footnotes restored 8/2/2020.
Shobogenzo 66-08-18-B 66-08-18-B-LE.pdf Before translating original text,1 I want to make sure the understanding ... with above
Shobogenzo 66-08-19-A 66-08-19-A-LE.pdf I think you must have tired out [laughing], but not yet. I know you are not tired ... 1&2- A2 has sep brief sr comment at end. Footnotes added 8-1-2020.
Don't be attached to your attainment 66-08-19-B 66-08-19-B-LE.pdf Don't be attached to your attainment as a result of-- as a result of past effort. ...
This fascicle of [Shobogenzo] 66-08-19-C 66-08-19-C-LE.pdf This-- this fascicle of [Shobogenzo] “Sokushin Zebutsu,” “Mind Itself Is Buddha”-- ... slow. Footnotes restored 8/2/2020.
In the first instruction of ten instructions in Gakudo-yojin-shu 66-12-17-A 66-12-17-A-LE.pdf In the first instruction of ten instructions in Gakudo-yojin-shu,1 ...
The Need for Training in Buddhism without Self-Seeking Mind 66-12-17-B 66-12-17-B-LE.pdf In Buddhist training we always received the true Key handed down by our predecessors. ...
you must give up worldly desires 67-04-22-A 67-04-22-A-LE.pdf 1 -- students. I want to give some important points. First of all, ... Footnotes restored 9/10/2020. Changed "by the mirror" to "as a mirror" 9-21-2020 pf.
This sesshin was wonderfully done 67-04-22-B 67-04-22-B-LE.pdf 2 -- you have many things to do for yourself and for Zen Center. You-- ... Footnotes and [Aside in Japanese ...] restored 9/10/2020.
Using Various Stones 67-09-08-B 67-09-08-BU.pdf Tonight I want to give you a correct idea of Buddhism or Zen. In a word, Zen ... crickets. Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sūtra No. I-1 68-02-00-A 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf During Sesshin the Lotus Sutra will not be appropriate for the lecture, but I ... sped a little?
Lotus Sūtra No. I-2 68-02-00-B 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf A ray issued from Buddha's forehead between his eyebrows. Everyone could ... sped up at end - join 1n2 for t-B not like A.
Lotus Sūtra No. I-3 68-02-00-C 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf Maitreya asked Manjusri what was going to happen, and Manjusri started to ...
Lotus Sūtra No. I-4 68-02-00-D 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf "Now, young men of good family, long before the time of that Tathagata Kandrasuryapradipa, ...
Lotus Sūtra No. I-5 68-02-00-E 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf Manjusri again is answering Maitreya, telling him what he has seen. He is so ...
Lotus Sūtra No. I-6 68-02-00-F 68-02-00A-F-bf.pdf "The monks and nuns at the time being, who strove after supreme, highest enlightenment, ... level problems with some of these 00s. DC added last section to transcript, starting at "Bill Shurtleff" 10-31-2015. Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-1 68-10-20 68-10-20U.pdf This sutra titled Saddharmapundarika Sutra was supposed to be told by Buddha, ...
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3 68-10-00-B 68-10-00-BU.pdf I already explained the nature of the Nirmanakaya Buddha and Sambhogakaya Buddha. ... Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-4 68-10-00-C 68-10-00-CU.pdf The point of my previous lecture was that since it may be difficult for you to ... Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-5 68-10-00-D 68-10-00-DU.pdf What is told in this sutra is the view of the Dharmakaya world, Sambhogakaya ... Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8 68-10-00-G 68-10-00-GU.pdf Buddha's disciples were very good people, generous and honest and sincere, but ... Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-10 68-10-00-I 68-10-00-IU.pdf As Zen Buddhists, it is necessary for us to understand the Second Patriarch Mahakashapa. ...
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-12 68-10-00-K sr-lotus-sutra-12-1968.pdf Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. 12 Shunryu Suzuki Lecture October 1968 [?Transcript ... speed and level towrd end - ty at 51:00?
Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha 69-03-09 69-03-09LE.pdf I am glad to see you from here [laughs]. My organ [?] may not be so good yet, ...
Find Out for Yourself 69-03-15 69-03-15LE.pdf In your zazen, perhaps you will have many difficulties or problems. But when ... Q & A after lecture.
Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind 69-03-30 69-03-30LE.pdf [The point of] -- my talk is just to give you some help in your practice. So ...
Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole 69-04-20 69-04-20LE.pdf It's-- it is pretty difficult, but I will try-- try to speak about purpose of ...
Direct Experience of Reality 69-06-22 69-06-22LE.pdf Dogen Zenji says: “Everything is encourages us to attain enlightenment. Mountains ...
Enjoy Your Life 69-07-20 69-07-20LE.pdf If you go to some library you will see many books. And those-- in those books, ... loud
Not Always So 69-08-07 69-08-07LE.pdf [In] Buddhist scripture, you know, there is a famous story. Water is same, but-- ... loud
some questions 69-08-21 69-08-21-LE.pdf SR: If you want, please come here. I am sorry I haven't prepare anything ... crickets flange trim more? Changed "disorder" to "this order", "can accept [expect?]. That" to "can, except that" 8/20/2020 pf.
twelve links of causation 69-08-23 69-08-23-LE.pdf Let's continue to study about twelve links of causation. Causation of-- one understanding ... crickets. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 8/22/2020. Changed "three words: to follow [?] way" to "three worlds, two-fold way" 8/24/2020 pf.
question and answer 69-08-25 69-08-25-LE.pdf Tonight, maybe, we will have question and answer. As usual, will you give me ... 1 n 2 dif lect 2 is 1? Chants at frst n end creek and crickets. Footnotes restored 8/23/2020. Changed "don't why" to "don't know why"; "solve the trouble" to "solve the problem"; "more [1 word]" to "more easier" 8/31/2020 pf.
Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There 69-09-00-A 69-09-00-ALE.pdf In our practice, the most important thing [is] to-- to know-- to know. “To know” ... speedsup
Stand Up by the Ground 69-09-00-B 69-09-00-BLE.pdf We have been talking about-- discuss-- discussing about reality, actually, and ... speedsup. Q & A after lecture.
Pure Silk, Sharp Iron 69-09-14 69-09-14LE.pdf Sunday school-- a Sunday-school girl saw me in sitting, and she said: “I can ...
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-1 69-10-20 69-10-20-LE.pdf As many of you are the students who joined our training-- this training period, ... spedup toward end. Q & A after lecture. Changed "repeats come" to "repeats some" 9-29-2020 pf.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-6 69-10-30 69-10-30-LE.pdf The print-- print you have got there is trans- -- mostly translated from Kumarajiva's ... extreme spedup. Q & A after lecture.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7 69-11-07 69-11-07-LE.pdf In this sutra in Chapter II, “Skillful Means,” he-- he is correcting our misunderstanding ... loud. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 8/7/2020.
Respect for Things 70-01-04 70-01-04le.pdf In our zazen practice, we stop our thinking and we must be free from our emotional ...
Caring for the Soil 70-01-25 70-01-25LE.pdf The difference between so-called-it Theravada Buddhism and Sarvastivadian or ...
Brown Rice is just Right 70-02-01-A 70-02-01-ALE.pdf How do you-- how do you like zazen? [Laughs, laughter.] And maybe-- maybe better ... mic sound.
Letters From Emptiness 70-03-08 70-03-08LE.pdf [Recently my thought is concentrated on the idea of emptiness.]1 Whatever ...
Our Everyday Life Is Like A Movie 70-03-15 70-03-15LE.pdf I think most of you are rather curious about what is Zen. But Zen is actually ...
The Zen of Going to the Rest Room 70-03-29 70-03-29LE.pdf How do you feel now? [Laughs.] Excuse me. I thought of funny thing right now ... loud
Sincere Practice 70-04-28 70-04-28LE.pdf Since Tatsugami Roshi came, you must have heard Dogen Zenji's name so many times. ...
Zen Center and City Practice 70-05-10 70-05-10LE.pdf This morning I want to reflect on our long, long practice, which we started maybe ... creek?
Things-As-It-Is 70-05-27 Sandokai1.pdf I am so grateful to have chance to discuss about or to talk about Sandokai. This ... reb intro says may25. Q & A after lecture.
Warm Hand to Warm Hand 70-05-30 Sandokai2.pdf Line 2 was handed down closely from west to east. Line 3 People may ... Q & A after lecture.
Buddha Is Always Here 70-06-01 Sandokai3.pdf Line 5 The true source is pure and stainless. Line 6 The branch ...
The Blue Jay Will Come Right into Your Heart 70-06-03 Sandokai4.pdf Line 9 The five sense gates and the five sense objects Line 10 ... Q & A after lecture.
We Are Just a Tiny Speck of Big Being 70-06-06 Sandokai5.pdf Purpose of study of Buddhism is to have perfect understanding of things, and ... Lecture to Professor Weller's Visiting Class with chants at end. Q & A after lecture.
Today We May Be Very Happy 70-06-10 Sandokai6.pdf Things have various natures, various forms. There is good and bad, taste, sound, ... Q & A after lecture.
The Boat Is Always Moving 70-06-13 Sandokai7.pdf Line 17 The four elements resume their nature Line 18 as a child ... Q & A after lecture.
Without Any Idea of Attainment 70-06-17 Sandokai8.pdf Line 21 For eyes there is color and form, for ears there is sound, Line ... Q & A after lecture.
Within Light There Is Utter Darkness 70-06-20 Sandokai9.pdf Sandokai Lecture IX Saturday, June 20, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines ... Q & A after lecture.
The Willow Tree Cannot Be Broken 70-06-25 Sandokai10.pdf Darkness and brightness stand with each other like when one foot is forward ... Q & A after lecture.
Suffering Is a Valuable Thing 70-06-27 Sandokai11.pdf Line 33 Everything––all beings––have their own virtue. Line 34 You should ...
We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much 70-07-04 Sandokai12.pdf If you listen to the words, you should understand the source of the teaching. ... Wind Bell title: "It Is Not Always So" Sandokai Lecture No. 12
Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain 70-07-06 Sandokai13.pdf The goal is neither far nor near. If you stick to the idea of good or bad, you ... Q & A after lecture.
Supported from Within 70-07-12 70-07-12LE.pdf Dedication for the Morning Service Arhat's Sutra Line 1. May Buddha observe ...
Open Your Intuition 70-07-31 70-07-31LE.pdf -- [laughter]. What he-- she meant is if you stand up, you know, with painful ... little sped up-DW. Q & A after lecture.
Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog, p. 151 70-08-02 70-08-02LE.pdf In Japan, a terrible fire broke out, and some hotel was burned down, and many ... 1 change at 29:55
True Concentration 71-01-10 71-01-10LE.pdf -- were given about our practice referring to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva? ...
The Boss of Everything 71-01-16 71-01-16LE.pdf Something valuable [laughs]-- not jewel or not candy, but something which is ...
Wherever I Go, I Meet Myself 71-01-23 71-01-23LE.pdf Most of us, maybe, want to know what is self. This is a big problem. Why you ...
Resuming Big Mind 71-02-05 71-02-05LE.pdf Purpose of sesshin is to be completely one with our practice. That is purpose ...
Not Sticking to Enlightenment 71-02-12-B 71-02-12-BLE.pdf The Sixth Patriarch said: “To dwell on emptiness and to keep calm mind is not ...
Be Kind with Yourself 71-02-23 71-02-23LE.pdf It is more than six months [laughs] since-- Is it working? Student: Yes. -- ... This phrase not in audio, but handwritten in an early transcript: "That is why we have monastic rules, not"
Changing Our Karma 71-03-09 71-03-09LE.pdf One day a Chinese famous Zen master was making a trip with a-- with his disciple. ... Q & A after lecture.
The Teaching Just for You 71-06-05 71-06-05LE.pdf First of all, I want to explain, you know, I want you to understand what is our ...
Calmness of Mind 71-06-07 71-06-07le.pdf Shikantaza, zazen, is-- our zazen is just to be ourselves. Just to be ourselves. ... trfc
Freedom from Everything 71-06-09 71-06-09LE.pdf I think you, you know, have understood-- (Can you hear me? Yeah? Not so well. ...
One with Everything 71-07-20 71-07-20LE.pdf I wanted to see you earlier, but I was too busy so I couldn't come. Can you ... low level
something which you cannot understand 71-07-21 71-07-21LE.pdf We discussed already last night about what is something which we can experience ... low lv. Q & A after lecture.
San-Pachi-Nenju 71-07-22 71-07-22LE.pdf This evening I want to explain about san-pachi-nenju which we practice. Can you ... low. Q & A after lecture.
virtue of mountain and river 71-07-24 71-07-24LE.pdf This evening I want to talk about Buddhist practice. In one of the fascicle of ... low. Q & A after lecture.
Blue Cliff Records-61, Fuketsu's One Particle Of Dust 71-07-26 71-07-26LE.pdf Engo's Introduction Setting up the Dharma banner and establishing the Dharma ... low
Ryaku Fusatsu Lecture 71-07-29 71-07-29LE.pdf As you know, at Tassajara Ryaku Fusatsu-- Ryaku Fusatsu may be observed as we ... low
to attain the perfection of human practice 71-07-30 71-07-30LE.pdf This evening we observed-- this evening is called Fusatsu. As I explained last ... 2 is just end of 1. Q & A after lecture.
because of our many desires, we do not have freedom 71-08-03 71-08-03LE.pdf I want to explain why we become Buddhist [laughs] or why I myself became a Buddhist. ... low muffled spedup on 2 espec. Q & A after lecture.
On Bodhidharma's Day 71-08-04 71-08-04LE.pdf Tomorrow is the Bodhidharma's Day. We will have-- we have special ceremony this ... low. Q & A after lecture.
good confidence in your practice 71-08-05 71-08-05LE.pdf If you want to practice in its true sense so that you may not regret what you ... low. Q & A after lecture.
Zen is actually, in short, maybe, communication 71-08-07 71-08-07LE.pdf I want to discuss with you about, you know, how you study Zen. Zen is actually, ... low. Q & A after lecture.
Questions and Answers 71-08-08 71-08-08LE.pdf Tonight I have nothing to talk about [laughs]. Empty hand. No book. I just appeared ... very low volume
Obon days 71-08-12 71-08-12LE.pdf Tomorrow-- tomorrow is the thirteenth, is it? In Japan tomorrow is-- tomorrow-- ... Q & A after lecture.
speciality and equality 71-08-13 71-08-13LE.pdf Last night, when we have question and answer, we came across the very important ... low. Q & A after lecture.
wind stops, but still flower falls 71-08-15 71-08-15LE.pdf When-- when wind stops, flowers fall. When a bird sings, ... Q & A after lecture.
why we must have rules 71-08-17 71-08-17LE.pdf In-- in my lecture, sometime I say everyone has buddha-nature, and whatever you ... 1 very low and 2 starts very low. Q & A after lecture.
Wherever you are, we have Zen way of practice 71-08-21 71-08-21LE.pdf Excuse me. [Laughs.] I feel rather stiff. Maybe I worked too hard. Since ...
Talking To His Disciples About His Illness 71-10-09 71-10-09LE.pdf SR: Hai. Student: Francis sent this-- SR: Hmm? Student: Francis-- ...… low