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April 22nd, 1967, 2nd Talk

Saturday, April 22nd, 1967

Suzuki-roshi and Kobun Chino-roshi

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi

Saturday, April 22,[1] 1967

Sesshin Lecture B

San Francisco

Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 66-04-22, 2nd Talk

[2] … you have many things to do for yourself and for Zen Center.  You—this sesshin was wonderfully done.  This is, I think, very unusual.  By usual mind this kind of thing cannot be fulfilled.  I think this is because—it is because of your bodhisattva-mind, which is to do things for others or for your future descendant rather than for yourself.  What you have in your mind is what should be done for your—for others or for your descendant.  Although you are quite young, but still you have this mind.

I think that is why everything is going so well.  But as I said in previous lecture, the most important thing to do for others is not to—is not to build something beautiful for others or to help them in some materialistic way or formal way, but to help others by giving true spirit of how to live in this world and true understanding of our life.