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File Name: 59-05-24

Sunday, May 24, 1959

Ohayo gozaimasu [Good morning]. When Shakyamuni Buddha first started to teach twenty-five hundred years ago in India, he lived in the forest and would at times give talks to all who came: monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen. Many, many people came to hear him, since he was so great and his talks were so wonderful and liberating. When he stepped up on his dais, a monk would hit a tree stump with a mallet and his disciple Ananda would say, "We are now going to hear Buddha's talk, so please listen ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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