Suzuki Roshi Transcripts

Saturday, June 01, 1968

June n.d., 1968


... up to about the scroll right there.[1] That is Bodhidharma-Bodhidharma, the First Chinese Patriarch. He came to China five, maybe-we don't know exactly when. But 500, maybe 10 [510 A.D.] or 11 [511 A.D.] he came to China. He was a prince of some-some country near India-Koshi-Koshikoku in Japanese. And he was one of the many teachers who practiced zazen in India, and he came to China.

And there is a famous story about him. But before I explain-talk about him, I want you-to explain something about those scrolls. Excuse me.

[Sound problem: low volume. SR gets up and walks around


[1] First words on tape are missing.


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