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July 12th, 1970

Sunday, July 12th, 1970

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi



Sunday, July 12, 1970


Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 70-07-12

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

the four ekōs chanted at the conclusion of morning services at

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


The Second Morning Ekō:


Chōka ōgu fugin


Line 1.  Aogi koi negawakuwa shōkan, fushite kannō o taretamae.

Line 2.  Jōrai, Maka Hannyaharamita Shingyō o fujusu, atsumuru

                  tokoro no kudoku wa,

Line 3.  jippō jōjū no sambō, kakai muryō no kenshō,

Line 4.  jūroku dai arakan, issai no ōgu burui kenzoku ni ekō su.

Line 5.  Koinegō tokoro wa,

Line 6.  sanmyō rokutsū, mappō o shōbō ni kaeshi goriki hachige,

                  gunjō o mushō ni michibiki.

Line 7.  Sammon no nirin tsuneni tenji, kokudo no sansai nagaku shō

                  sen koto o. 


Dedication for the Morning Service Arhat’s Sūtra


Line 1.  May Buddha observe [see?] us and respond.

Line 2.  Thus, as we chant the Maha Prajñā Pāramitā Hridaya Sūtra,

we dedicate the collected merit to

Line 3.  the all-pervading, ever-present Triple Treasure,

the innumerable wise men in the ocean of enlightenment,

Line 4.  the sixteen great arhats and all other arhats.

Line 5.  May it be that

Line 6.  with the Three Insights and the Six Universal Powers,

the true teaching be restored in the age of decline.

With the Five Powers and Eight Ways of Liberation,

may all sentient beings be led to nirvāna.

Line 7.  May the two wheels of this temple forever turn

and this country always avert the Three Calamities.]


In the second recitation of the Prajñā Pāramitā Sūtra, we dedicate for the—to the arhats and many various sages in the—in the world.  And what we pray is—what we pray is—this is the translation Mel [Weitsman] and I did.  “What we pray is that the wisdom—that the wisdom—and Three Wisdom—and the Six Unrestruct- [partial word]—Unrestricted Ways of the arhats.”


Three Wisdom—we explain the Three Wisdom.  “And the Six Unrestrict—[partial word]—Unrestr- [partial word]—Unrestricted Ways of the arhats may be always with us in our unceas-[partial word]—unceasing effort to renew Buddha’s way to save all sentient beings from the world of suffering and confusion.”  “World of suffering and confusion” means the mappō.  “And to keep Buddha’s way always new to our—always—our al- [partial word]—world always.”  That is the spirit of Dōgen.


May 24th, 1970

Sunday, May 24th, 1970

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi


Sunday Morning, May 24, 1970

City Center, San Francisco

Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 70-05-24

Good morning.  Actually this morning I asked Yoshida-rōshi[1]  to give some talk to you, but as he—as she has just arrived from Japan, and she said she is not ready to speak yet, so I am going to speak [say] something.


I introduced her already to you, but some of you here may not know her, so I think I have to introduce Yoshida-rōshi first.  [Aside of 1-2 sentences in Japanese.]  Yoshida-rōshi.  [She answers briefly in Japanese.  Suzuki-rōshi then whispers Dōmo arigatō.]


She is one of the important disciples of Hashimoto-rōshi who passed away—


[Susuki-rōshi asks Yoshida-rōshi a question in Japanese about Hashimoto Ekō-rōshi.  She answered briefly in Japanese.]  Ah.


—who passed away four years ago.[2]   Hashimoto-rōshi is famous teacher who studied various old rituals and form of especially okesa and robes and—besides study of Shōbōgenzō.  By Hashimoto-rōshi our rituals improved a lot, so we are so fortunate to have her here.


Joyce—Zenkosan—has been studying with—under her at Kaizen-ji[3] near Nagoya Temple, and we expect her always to come and give more fundamental understanding of our rituals and way of observing things—not only just rituals, but also how we should behave according to Dōgen-zenji’s way.