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July 28 1965

Wednesday, July 28th, 1965

Shunryū Suzuki-rōshi


Wednesday, July 28, 1965

Lecture C

Soko-ji Temple, San Francisco

Listen to this talk: Suzuki-roshi 65-07-28

[1] Bodhisattva-mind, which is rather dualistic, but if you understand bodhisattva-mind in dualistic way, it is not right understanding.  When you try to understand bodhisattva way by thinking or philosophical way, it is dualistic.  Each school has its system of teaching, but Zen has no system of philosophy.  Although we have—Sōtō school have—has Shōbōgenzō, that is not possible to understand [in] just [a] philosophical way.  That is why when some scholar write something about Shōbōgenzō, he sub- [partial word]—he will submit what he wrote to some Zen master, you know.  He does not announce, or he does not print before a Zen master check-up.  This is—this point is pretty strict with our—in our schools because just philosophical understanding is not good enough as a work of Sōtō school. So we—we are pretty strict with this point.