Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Monday, July 6, 1970
About this talk
Sandokai Lecture XIII: “Don't Spend Your Time in Vain” Monday, July 6, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Ayumi wo susumure ba gonnon ni arazu, mayote senga no ko wo hedatsu. Tsutsushinde sangen no hito ni mosu, koin munashiku wataru koto nakare. (Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi.) --------------------------- The goal is neither far nor near. If you stick to the idea of good or bad, you will be separated from the way by high mountains or big rivers. Seekers of the truth, don't spend your time in vain. (Translation by Suzuki.)]
Source: City Center transcript entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997. Transcript checked against tape by Bill Redican 8/8/01. *** File name: 70-07-06: Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, p. 161, (Verbatim)