November 25th, 1969

Originally offered: November 25th, 1969 | Modified May 31st, 2012 by korin

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi

Evening Lecture

November 25, 1969

City Center, San Francisco

Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 69-11-25

[Katagiri-rōshi spoke before Suzuki-rōshi.]


Suzuki-rōshi:  I am very happy to be with you.  I am rather tired, and pinch hitter[1]  hit a home run [laughs, laughter].  So maybe at the end of the ninth inning.  So game was [1-2 words unclear], and we won.  So [laughs, laughter] I am sorry I have no chance to, you know, to play for this evening.


I think it is almost one year since I caught Hong Kong or Asian flu.  Right now, in spite of heavy work, I feel very good.  So I think I am almost all right if I have a cup of water when I give you lecture [laughter].  I think I’m quite all right.


But, as I said, we won the game, so [laughs] only thing we should do is go home and go to your bed and have a nice sleep [laughs, laughter].


Thank you very much.  [Laughter.]


Source:  Original City Center tape transcribed by Diana Bartle (10/23/00) and checked by Bill Redican (10/23/00).

 [1]  Earlier, Katagiri-rōshi referred to himself as a “pinch hitter” for Suzuki-rōshi until the latter arrived.

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