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Saturday, July 04, 1970

Sandokai Lecture #12 "It Is Not Always So"

Tassajara

[This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai:

Koto wo uke te wa subekaraku shu wo esu beshi.

Mizukara kiku wo rissuru koto nakare.

Sokumoku do wo ese zumba,

ashi wo hakobu mo izukunzo michi wo shiran.

(Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi.)

If you listen to the words, you should understand the source MORE ...

Monday, July 06, 1970

Sandokai Lecture #13: "Don't Spend Your Time in Vain"

Tassajara

[This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai:

Ayumi wo susumure ba gonnon ni ara zu,

mayote senga no ko wo hedatsu.

Tsutsushin de sangen no hito ni mosu,

koin munashiku wataru koto nakare.

(Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi.)

The goal is neither far nor near.

If you stick to the idea of good or bad,

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Wednesday, July 08, 1970

Eko Lecture #1: The First Morning Eko

Tassajara

[This is the first in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi

on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services

at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The lectures were delivered from July 8 to July 15, 1970.

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Friday, July 10, 1970

Eko Lecture #2: The Second Morning Eko

Tassajara

[This is the second in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi on

the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The Second Morning Eko:

Choka ogu fugin

Line 1. Aogi koi negawakuwa shokan, fushite kanno o MORE ...

Saturday, July 11, 1970

Eko Lecture #3: The Second Morning Eko, Part 2 of 3

Tassajara

[This is the third in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi on

the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The Second Morning Eko:

Choka ogu fugin

Line 1. Aogi koi negawakuwa shokan, fushite kanno o MORE ...

Sunday, July 12, 1970

Eko Lecture #4: The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3

Tassajara

[This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi on

the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The Second Morning Eko:

Choka ogu fugin

Line 1. Aogi koi negawakuwa shokan, fushite kanno o MORE ...

Monday, July 13, 1970

Eko Lecture #5: The Third Morning Eko

Tassajara

[This is the fifth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi on

the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The Third Morning Eko:

Choka sodo fugin

Line 1. Aogi koi negawakuwa shokan, fushite kanno o MORE ...

Wednesday, July 15, 1970

Eko Lecture #6: The Fourth Morning Eko

Tassajara

[This is the last in a series of six lectures by Suzuki-roshi on

the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries.

The Fourth Morning Eko:

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Sunday, July 19, 1970

Japanese Way, American Way, Buddhist Way

City Center, San Francisco

After-after forty days of my leaving from here I feel I am a stranger to the building, not to you but [laughs] to the building and my cups and [laughs, laughter]. I forgot where is my-where was my things. Each time I need something, I have to try to think about "Where is it? Oh! There." [Laughs.] Something like that.

I am thinking about now, at the same, time Dogen-zenji's teaching: "There are people who is in enlightenment over enlightenment and delusion in delusion." You know, enlightenment over enlightenment [laughs]. It does not mean after attaining enlightenment he lost himself, and he-that he became a hermit or MORE ...

Sunday, July 26, 1970

Mudra Practice And How To Accept Instructions From Various Teachers

San Francisco

This morning, I want to talk about our practice, as usual [laughs], as-especially when we have various teachers. So far we had Tatsugami-roshi[1] and Yoshida-roshi.[2] And you will be-you will have-your practice must be confused a little bit [laughs], this way or that way [laughs]. But actually for you there is only one practice. There is no need MORE ...

Tuesday, July 28, 1970

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts: Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be Separated

San Francisco

This evening I want to talk about some problems you have when you come to Zen Center. And you understand why we practice-zazen practice, pretty well. But why we observe this kind of ritual-rituals, is maybe rather difficult to understand why. Actually, it is not something to be explained [laughs] so well. If you ask me why we observe or why I observe those rituals, you know, without much problem is difficult to answer.

But first of all, why I do it is because-because I have been doing for a long time [laughs]. So for me there is not much problem MORE ...

Friday, July 31, 1970

Sesshin Meeting

San Francisco

... [laughter]. What he-she meant is if you stand up, you know, with painful legs or sleeping legs, you will [laughs]-it will be dan- [partial word]-dangerous [laughs, laughter]. That is why she said so-so, you know. I think that is very important, you know, and even though you feel your legs, okay. But it is better to make it-make them sure [laughs], rubbing, you know, your knee.

Student A: I thought what she was saying was that once we stood up, we were supposed to stand there without-before we started walking.

Suzuki-roshi: Excuse me, I don't-

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