April 16th, 1967

Originally offered: April 16th, 1967 | Modified August 24th, 2010 by korin

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi

April 16, 1967

Old Bush Street Zendō

Lecture Notes by Tony Artino

A teaching, i.e., sūtra, cannot be whole and perfect because it, like a medical prescription, is specific to certain people and circumstances.  The Diamond Sūtra (?) is probably the closest to a universal teaching because it was a teaching the Buddha addressed to his own deep self.


This transcript is a retyping of the existing City Center transcript.  It is not verbatim.  No tape is available.  The City Center transcript was entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997.  It was reformatted by Bill Redican (7/16/01).

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