Things-As-It-Is

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Wednesday, May 27, 1970
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Sandokai Lecture I Wednesday, May 27, 1970 Tassajara [This is the first in a series of lectures on the Sandokai (Chin. Cantong qi or Tisan-tiung-chii), a poem by Sekito Kisen. Historical details of the series are appended to the end of this lecture. Japanese transliteration in all lectures is by Kazuaki Tanahashi (1999). English translation in all lectures is by Suzuki.] [The following line of the Sandokai is discussed in this lecture: Line 1 Chikudo daisen no shin Line 1 The mind of the great sage of India]
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Sources: Contemporaneous transcript by Marian Derby; City Center transcript entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997. Transcript checked against tape by Bill Redican 6/1/00. Sandokai Lecture Series by Shunryu Suzuki (with cross-references to Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai. Berkeley, UC Press, 1999. ISBN 0-520-21982-1.) Lecture 1: Wednesday, May 27, 1970-- SR-70-05-27 Transcripts: “I am so grateful -- ” Branching Streams: “I am very grateful -- ” Lecture 2: Saturday, May 30, 1970-- SR-70-05-30 Transcripts: “I explained in last lecture -- ” Branching Streams: “In my first lecture I explained -- ” Lecture 3: Monday, June 1, 1970-- SR-70-06-01 Transcripts: “After all, it's better to follow -- ” Branching Streams: “'The spiritual source shines -- ” Lecture 4: Wednesday, June 3, 1970-- SR-70-06-03 Transcripts: “Last night I explained ri and ji.” Branching Streams: “In the last lecture I explained how people stick to ji -- ” Lecture 5: Saturday, June 6, 1970-- SR-70-06-06 (Visiting class) Transcripts: “Purpose of study of Buddhism is to have perfect -- ” Branching Streams (Lecture 13): “The purpose of the study of -- ” Lecture 6: Wednesday, June 10, 1970-- SR-70-06-10 Transcripts: “In my last lecture, although I did not literally -- ” Branching Streams (Lecture 5): “Everything has its own nature and form -- ” Lecture 7: Saturday, June 13, 1970-- SR-70-06-13 Transcripts: “As we have big blackboard, I want to explain -- ” Branching Streams (Lecture 6): “According to Buddhist thought -- ” Lecture 8: Wednesday, June 17, 1970-- SR-70-06-17 Transcripts: “In last lecture I explained the independency -- ” Branching Streams (Lecture 7): “In my last lecture I explained -- ” Lecture 9: Saturday, June 20, 1970-- SR-70-06-20 Transcripts: “ -- I must talk about mei and an -- Branching Streams (Lecture 8): “First I will talk about the two terms -- ” Lecture 10: Thursday, June 25, 1970-- SR-70-06-25 Transcripts: “Now we are still talking about the reality -- Branching Streams (Lecture 9): “We are still talking about reality -- ” Lecture 11: Saturday, June 27, 1970-- SR-70-06-27 Transcripts: “Today's lecture will be about how we observe -- ” Branching Streams (Lecture 10): “Now I would like to talk about . -- ” Short Zazen Talk: Sunday, June 28, 1970-- (No tape) Transcripts: “You should sit zazen with your whole body -- ” Branching Streams (Short Lecture): “You should sit zazen -- ” Lecture 12: Saturday, July 4, 1970-- SR-70-07-04 Transcripts: “Tonight and tonight lecture and one more lecture -- ” Branching Streams: (Lecture 11): “Koto means 'words' -- ” Lecture 13: Monday, July 6, 1970-- SR-70-07-06 Transcripts: “Here it says: 'Ayumi o susumureba -- '.” Branching Streams: (Lecture 12): “'Progress is not a matter of far -- ' *** File name: 70-05-27: Things-As-It-Is Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, p. 25, (Verbatim) reb intro says may25 made other time? Crk