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“wisdom seeks for wisdom” 65-07-22 65-07-22-LE.htm We are studying now the sutra of the sixth patriarch, in the evening lecture, ... 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. [Los Altos]
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.
questions 65-07-28-D 65-07-28-D-LE.htm SR: I cannot think of anything to talk [about] for this evening. So if you have ... Footnotes restored 8/4/2020. Changed "SR:-- or going out" to "Student D..." 4-9-2021, pf.
questions 65-07-29-B 65-07-29-B-LE.htm [Are there any]1 questions so far I talked? Student A: Why-- ... Footnotes restored 8/4/2020.
some more questions 65-07-29-C 65-07-29-C-LE.htm SR: Do you have some question-- some more question? Student A: Roshi, would ... traffic. Footnotes restored 8/4/2020.
science or philosophy is like a dissection 65-07-30-B 65-07-30-B-LE.htm [Tape operator: The sentence about "your mind"1 was in the meditation ... see above. Footnotes restored 8-4-2020. Changed "not big" to "not dead"; "[4-5 words]" to "vivisect--vivisectors" 4/27/2021 pf.
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.
Do you have some questions? 65-07-30-D 65-07-30-D-LE.htm SR: Do you have some question? Student A: Sensei, D. T. Suzuki wrote that ... traffic. Footnotes restored 8-4-2020. Changed "much be" to "must be" 4/29/2021 pf.
Calmness 65-08-26 65-08-26-LE.htm In Zen poem it says, “after the wind—wind has—after the wind stop, I see the ... Los Altos box title: Treasure of Life. Engage Wisdom writes, "Newly imported in 2020 from the original tape reel, this audio recording was previously lost from the archives, with only the 1960’s transcript surviving."
I have nothing in my mind 65-08-28-B 65-08-28-B-LE.htm [Tape operator (Richard Baker): This is the end of the one o'clock lecture. ... traffic. Footnotes restored 8-4-2020.
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.
Genjo Koan No. 2 [1?] 67-08-21 67-08-21-LE.htm Every day we work to support our activity. There will be a slight difference ... Suzuki is commenting on paragraphs 6 and 9–11 of Genjō-kōan.
To Polish A Tile Is Our Practice Actually 67-08-24-D 67-08-24-D-LE.htm This morning we understood how important it is to practice Zen; to understand our ... 2021 newly discovered tape.
Zen is also Buddhism 67-09-00A 67-09-00A-LE.htm Student: Please come up front if you'd like. SR: Yeah, please come nearer. ... cut few words at first adjust mic - 1 mn ?. Q & A after lecture.
KPFA Radio Interview with Elsa Knight Thompson 67-11-06-I 67-11-06-I-LE.htm Elsa Knight Thompson:1 -- by telling us something more about our ... Footnotes restored 9/10/2020.
Think the Unthinkable 67-12-04-A 67-12-04-A-LE.htm To talk about merit of Zen for beginners is like to count other’s treasure. So ... 2021 newly discovered tape. Afternoon Tassajara sesshin lecture. Changed "fast" to "fact" (multiple times) 12-28-2021, DC.
The more … we study our way, the more it is difficult to explain it. 67-12-04-B 67-12-04-B-LE.htm Our study-- the more you-- we study our way, the more it is difficult to explain ... creek [audio was no letter-04 ?? Footnotes restored 9/12/2020. Change "know this" to "nowadays" 10-11-2020 pf.
good and bad feeling 67-12-05-A 67-12-05-A-LE.htm In previous lecture, I compared zazen practice and usual everyday activity. In ... creek. Footnotes restored 9/10/2020.
nature of our practice 67-12-05-B 67-12-05-B-LE.htm As the nature of our practice is, like I told you over and over, and the point ... Footnotes restored 9/12/2020.
The mind which [we] will acquire 67-12-06-A 67-12-06-A-LE.htm The mind which [we] will acquire or obtain by our pure practice is, as I said, ... creek. Footnotes restored 10/2/2020.
everything itself is buddha 67-12-06-B 67-12-06-B-LE.htm We say everything has buddha-nature, so we have to treat as a buddha. To say ... voice lowers at end
Shosan Ceremony at Tassajara 67-12-07 67-12-07-LE.htm Buddha-- although Buddha started teaching at Varanasi,1 but actually ... creek shosan. Footnotes restored 10/2/2020.
Meal Chant 68-01-11B 68-01-11B-LE.htm I already explained about Maitreya Buddha when I explained about the three period-- ... see above, spedup a bit at B2- 57:15. Q & A after lecture. Student A's question and part of Suzuki's response are not on the now available audio.
Samantabhadra Buddha 68-01-12 68-01-12-LE.htm We are still studying about Samantabhadra Buddha. This buddha is told in Saddharma-- ... frgmnt to :50 slowed downat1st spedat:43. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 10/12/2020.
Because I was not well 68-04-23-A 68-04-23-A-LE.htm Because I was not well [?], I am sorry I couldn't join your practice so much. ... for A and B. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 10/12/2020. Changed "steam" to "stream", "sprit" to "spirit" 11/9/2020 pf.
Esalen Institute: First of two lectures 68-06-28 68-06-28-LE.htm I find it's difficult to keep contact with you when I--whenever we talks--I talk, ... Q & A after lecture. Changed "For we" to "So we", "about life" to "of our life", "this continuity" to "discontinuity", add quotes "Oh, it's okay" "Oh, that is true, that is okay", "saw it as" to "sword has", "soft, soft" to "soft, so" 5-21-2021 pf.
What is Soto and what is Rinzai? 68-07-21 68-07-21-LE.htm 1-- I don't think [laughs] we can reach conclusion. I was asked ... 2nd half prt 1 louder. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 10/13/2020. Changed date given, sdh.
Bring Me The Rhinoceros Fan 68-07-22 68-07-22-LE.htm The people say, Zen is, you know, is very difficult to understand. Yes, it is ... Changed "separate" to "satisfactory"; "true zazen" to "true dragon"; "He did say" to "He didn't say"; "Is there difficulty?" to "Easy decision."; "difficult word" to "difficult to win"; "appointed" to "who is"; "hit it" to "hit you" 4/4/2022 pf.
bodhisattva's ten powers 68-08-25 68-08-25-LE.htm This morning I want to continue the explanation of the ten powers. This-- those ... [Verbatim transcript partially done. (Sound problem.)] Footnotes restored 10/13/2020.
at the end of the year we clean up our house 68-12-29 68-12-29-LE.htm Next Tuesday we will have no lecture, so this will be--this lecture will be ... [Verbatim transcript not available. (Sound problem.)] Made verbatim 1/2022.
Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao” 69-03-10 69-03-10-LE.htm -- it was very, very cold. It was November? I don't remember exactly. November ... kat and suzuki - fragment w/ps int end cut for trim. Footnotes restored 11/13/2020.
how to take our bodhisattva's vow 69-04-29 69-04-29-LE.htm This morning I want to-- to explain how to take our bodhisattva's vow. We say ... Audio. Footnotes restored 11/13/2020. Changed "I try" to "I will try" 12/7/2020 pf.
Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen 69-07-00 69-07-00-LE.htm In-- in America, between Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen there-- there must be some clear ... Footnotes restored 11/13/2020.
FORM AND EMPTINESS II 69-07-09 69-07-09-LE.htm In our previous lectures we have studied the relationship between-- relationship ... creek. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 11/13/2020.
That is the purpose of counting 69-07-28 69-07-28-LE.htm 1 -- mind. That is the purpose of counting. Not just count, you know. Student ... loud crickets. Footnotes restored 11/14/2020.
the most important precept 69-08-01 69-08-01-LE.htm As a Buddhist, of course, the most important precept is to-- to believe in Buddha ... loud creek. Footnotes restored 11/14/2020. Changed "[tape defective and unclear for 8-12 words]" to "the statement, "everything changes," just to ignore old way of life" 12-29-2020 pf.
The first teaching 69-08-02 69-08-02-LE.htm I'm afraid I will-- I am making you hotter [laughs] because I cough and my lecture ... voice goes low crickets. Added "(a)—(b)—(c):" and footnotes restored 11/14/2020. Changed "should ignore" to "should not ignore", "electric bombs" to "electric bulbs" 1-1-2021 pf.
We practice zazen so that we attain selflessness 69-08-03 69-08-03-LE.htm As most of you know, this is Yoshimura Ryogen Sensei.1 Ryogen Yoshimura ... crickets. Footnotes restored 11/14/2020. Changed "the water too" to "that water too"; "helping you." to "helping." 1-4-2021 pf.
some questions 69-08-12 69-08-12-LE.htm [I did not]1 prepare for tonight lecture anything. So I want you to ... slipping tape on 2. Footnotes restored 12/23/2020. Change "another words" to "other words" 1-8-2021 pf. Changed "soup and the fish" to "soup of the fish" 1-31-2021 pf.
our way to attain liberation 69-08-18 69-08-18-LE.htm SR: Tonight I want to discuss about our way to attain liberation or enlightenment. ... crickets. Q & A after lecture. Changed "Joint" to "Jinshu" 12-23-2020 pf. Footnotes restored 12/23/2020. Change "thought" to "sword"; "sounds like 'weapon'" to "weapon"; "know whose" to "knows whose" 1-15-2021 pf.
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.
Sesshin, Shosan Ceremony 69-09-00-E 69-09-00-E-LE.htm SR: -- it will be the foundation of the everyday activity. That is real [1 ... Added "stop violence"; change "eat" to "do it", "you can [1-2 words]" to "you can get by thus [?]" 1-22-2021 pf.
new students questions 69-10-14 69-10-14-LE.htm SR: Since I resigned from Sokoji Temple, I-- my mind become more busy than before. ... Footnotes restored 12/23/2020.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-1 69-10-20 69-10-20-LE.html 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-2 69-10-23 69-10-23-LE.html -- out things difficult to understand. The mystery of Tathagata is difficult ... sped up. Change "but in Hinayana" to "but in Mahayana"; "of if" to "or if" 10-3-2020 pf.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4 69-10-25 69-10-25-LE.htm Last night1 I explained the most important part of this chapter [II], ... sped up. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 11/20/2020.
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-5 69-10-28 69-10-28-LE.htm I think there must be many things to prepare before you understand-- before you ... Multiple attempts to improve sound quality, but still very unclear towards end of audio. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 11/22/2020. New transcription of last section, 6/2021 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.
Miss Ransom was teacher of conversation 69-11-09 69-11-09-LE.htm Peter Schneider: I would like to ask Roshi a question for the Wind Bell that ... trim. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 12/23/2020.
some questions 69-11-11 69-11-11-LE.htm SR: If you-- if you have some question, I am happy to answer for the question. ... Footnotes restored 12/24/2020. Change "sew" to "sow"; "will run" to "will learn" 2-7-2021 pf.
form is emptiness, and emptiness is form 69-11-13 69-11-13-LE.htm Tonight I am supposed to explain “form is emptiness, and emptiness is form.” ... Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 12/24/2020. Change "one [?]" to "one [wander?]" 2-16-2021.
pinch hitter 69-11-25 69-11-25-LE.htm SR: I am very happy to be with you. I am rather tired, and pinch hitter1 ... seems mostly Kat
Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 6 69-12-04 69-12-04-LE.htm Our sesshin is already nearing to the end. As I said before, this sesshin will ... little sped? Footnotes restored 12/24/2020. Changed "hyakujiko" to "hyakujitsuko" 2-19-2021 pf.
Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley 70-01-11 70-01-11-LE.htm We have ordination ceremony for Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley after this lecture-- ... A B on files - 1 2? Wind?
Rules 70-01-18 70-01-18-LE.htm In Japan now it is a season of typhoon. And recently, on the 16th, a typhoon ... Footnotes restored 1/11/2021.
each one of us is a cook 70-02-01-B 70-02-01-B-LE.htm Sesshin is almost-- sesshin has almost completed. In this sesshin, we have learned ... bit of ms. Footnotes restored 1/11/2021.
“an unsurpassed, penetrating Buddha” 70-02-08 70-02-08-LE.htm Each time we-- we start lecture, we recite “an unsurpassed, penetrating Buddha,” ... Footnote restored 1/11/2021.
Remarks at the Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple 70-04-25 70-04-25-LE.htm Suzuki (speaking formally): On this day of the opening of Mahabodhisattva Zendo ... from A n B ? See below. 2 footnotes added 1/11/2021.
we try to control or restrict our activity 70-05-05 70-05-05-LE.htm Once a time of one thousand or two thousand is not so long time in comparison ... Footnote restored 1/12/2021. Changed "Very strong:" to "Based on" 3-1-2021 pf.
zazen practice and to listen to right teacher 70-08-03 70-08-03-LE.htm In our practice two important practice is zazen practice and to listen to your ... Changed quotation to include 2 sentences instead of 1 “Sentient them?” 7/9/2022 DC.
our practice is expression of our true buddha-mind 70-08-04 70-08-04-LE.htm In-- in everyday life, to observe precepts and, in our practice, to continue ... Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 1/12/2021.
Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson 70-08-09 70-08-09-LE.htm Suzuki (speaking formally):1 -- Paul Discoe and [1 word unclear] ... Footnotes restored 1/12/2021.
restore the Buddhist teaching in its original way 70-08-16-A 70-08-16-A-LE.htm -- restore the Buddhist teaching in its original way. So that you don't ...
when someone receives transmission 70-08-25-A 70-08-25-A-LE.htm As some of-- some of you may know, tomorrow I am leaving San Francisco for-- ... Footnotes restored 2/14/2021.
Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong) 70-12-23 70-12-23-LE.htm Zazen-- zazen practice, for us, more and more become important. Nowadays, as ... low level-MV womn Kwong-intr-chant-SR
no practice will destroy people 70-12-27 70-12-27-LE.htm Dogen Zenji said sickness does not, you know, destroy-- destroy people, but no ... Footnote restored 2/14/2021.
Just Enough Problems 71-02-12-A 71-02-12-A-LE.htm This is the seventh day of the sesshin, and you came already too far. So you ... 2 lectures - saved one with all chants. Footnote restored 2/14/2021.
it is actually Buddha's practice 71-02-20 71-02-20-LE.htm Buddha's practice goes first. Our practice goes. We say, “our practice,” but ... A? short
Okesa Ceremony 71-06-06 71-06-06-LE.htm Tenshin: I will read now a translation of the sutra we just chanted: Listen ... low level at first. Footnotes restored 2/14/2021. Changed "intention [attention?]" to "activity", "this family" to "this ceremony" 3-26-2021 pf.
sewing sesshin 71-06-20 71-06-20-LE.htm This sesshin-- we call it “sewing sesshin”-- sesshin and, actually, rakusu sewing-- ... only 2. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 2/14/2021.
Translation of Unknown Text 71-08-00 71-08-00-LE.htm “Therefore, no buddha attained enlightenment without the form of shaving head-- ...… w yvonne - but cut her his early few words. Footnote restored 2/14/2021.