Suzuki Roshi Transcripts

Saturday, April 22, 1967

Sesshin Lecture A

San Francisco

[1] ... -students. I want to give some important points. First of all, when you want to study Buddhism or Zen, you must give up worldly desires or you must realize that it is useless to seek for worldly desires. But it may be rather difficult to realize that it is foolish to seek for worldly desires.

Sometime, people mix up religious way-seeking mind and worldly desires. They think they are-there is-are seeking for a truth or a religious truth, but actually they are seeking for the worldly desires by name of religion. The religious sentiment is quite MORE ...

Sesshin Lecture B

San Francisco[1]

[2] ... you have many things to do for yourself and for Zen Center. You-this sesshin was wonderfully done. This is, I think, very unusual. By usual mind this kind of thing cannot be fulfilled. I think this is because-it is because of your bodhisattva-mind, which is to do things for others or for your future descendant rather than for yourself. What you have in your mind is what should be MORE ...


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