Suffering Is a Valuable Thing

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Saturday, June 27, 1970
About this talk
This is only the last part of this talk. 00218 has the beginning and most of the talk. Sandokai Lecture XI Saturday, June 27, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 33 Bammotsu onozukara ko ari, Line 34 masani yo to sho to wo iu beshi. Line 35 Ji sonsure ba kangai gasshi, Line 36 ri ozure ba sempo saso. (Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi.) --------------------------- Line 33 Everything––all beings––have their own virtue. Line 34 You should know how to apply this truth. Line 35 Things and emptiness are like a container and its cover fitting together, Line 36 like two arrows meeting head-on. (Translation by Suzuki.)]
Sources: Contemporaneous typescript and notes by Marian Derby; City Center transcript entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997. Transcript checked against tape by Bill Redican 6/1/00. *** File name: 70-06-27: Suffering Is a Valuable Thing Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, p. 135, (Verbatim) crk