We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Saturday, July 4, 1970
About this talk
Sandokai Lecture XII: “It Is Not Always So” Saturday, July 4, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Koto wo uke te wa subekaraku shu wo esu beshi. Mizukara kiku wo rissuru koto nakare. Sokumoku do wo ese zumba, ashi wo hakobu mo izukunzo michi wo shiran. (Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi.) --------------------------- If you listen to the words, you should understand the source of the teaching. Don't establish your own rules. If you don't practice in your everyday life as you walk, how can you know the way? (Translation by Suzuki.)]
Source: City Center transcript entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997. Transcript checked against tape by Bill Redican 6/1/00. *** File name: 70-07-04: We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, p. 151, (Verbatim) Wind Bell title: "It Is Not Always So" Sandokai Lecture No. 12 crk