“wisdom seeks for wisdom”

File Name: 65-07-22

Thursday, July 22, 1965

verbatim transcript, from Los Altos Box, audio exists, Section added 10/22/2021 from SDH transcription. Newly available in 2020 from the original tape reel, this audio recording was previously lost from the archives, with only the 1960’s transcript surviving.

We are studying now the sutra of the sixth patriarch, in the evening lecture, and Prajna, this is of course Sanskrit word. Now we mean is wisdom, but this wisdom is not intellect, or knowledge. This intellect--wisdom is so-called it, our inmost nature, which is always in incessant activity. Zazen practice is to--wisdom seeking for wisdom is zazen practice, if I use a technical term. Wisdom seeks wisdom is zazen practice, and our everyday life is wisdom. Realization of our precepts is our everyday life. ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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