ONE-DAY SESSHIN LECTURE: 5 PM
Saturday, August 28, 1965
Tape operator (Richard Baker): This is the end of the one o’clock lecture. There may be another lecture later, which will follow immediately if there is.
[Recorder stopped and restarted.]
Suzuki-rōshi: [Laughs.] I have nothing in my mind. [Laughs.] I don’t know about what should I talk. So will you give me some topic—topics to talk about? Or question?
Student A: You say that we shouldn’t be critical of our practice. But you say that if all of us [3–4 words] the part of us that desires to express our buddha-nature is the part that we should [1 word] on.
Student A: Well, I don’t know how to say it, but [laughs]. When—when we’re learning to be practicing [?], we’re not supposed to be critical of our own practice, right?
Student A: But, at the same time—
Student A: —it’s the part of us that is critical—
Student A: —that is the—that’s what makes us practice.