Suzuki Roshi Transcripts

Sunday, August 25, 1968

The Bodhisattva's Ten Powers

San Francisco[1]

This morning I want to continue the explanation of the ten powers. This-those ten powers are that of bodhisattva's ten powers.[2]

One is the devotion to the Buddha's teaching and no attachment to anything else. The second one is increasing one's devotion. The third is expedient ability to instruct people and alter their conduct. The fourth one is understanding what people think. And fifth is satisfying people with what they want. And sixth-uncessation [no cessation] of exertion. The seventh one MORE ...


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