A minimally edited transcript


January 18, 1970?

Dogen Zenji said, although we are now student and teacher, teacher and student--this is rules. I am here. Student is there. Although we are now students and teacher. But we are originally all as a friend--as a Buddhist. Although we are all friends, but tentatively there are rules and accordingly there is teacher and disciple. But we are all friends. That is very meaningful. Although we are now teacher and students but we are eternally friends of Buddhist.

Thank you very much.


Fragment after chanting on tape for 70-01-18. Sounds like the end of a different lecture--transcribed 2-13-2016 by David Chadwick. Lightly edited for readability by Wendy Pirsig, November 2023.


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