- Title Pages
- Sekito Kisen and the Sandokai
- Notes to the Reader
- The Sandokai
- First Talk
- Second Talk
- Third Talk
- Fourth Talk
- Fifth Talk
- Sixth Talk
- Seventh Talk
- Eighth Talk
- Ninth Talk
- Tenth Talk
- A Short Talk During Aazen
- Eleventh Talk
- Twelfth Talk
- Talk Given to a Visiting Class
- Oneness of One and Many
- Lineage Chart of Teachers Mentioned in the Text
- (p.83) Sixth Talk
- Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness
- University of California Press
This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's sixth talk on the Sandokai. It focuses on these lines from the poem: The four elements return to their natures just as a child turns to its mother. Fire heats, wind moves, water wets, earth is solid. In these four lines Sekito is explaining reality in two ways: one is independence and the other is dependence.
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