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Branching Streams Flow in the DarknessZen Talks on the Sandokai$
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Shunryu Suzuki, Mel Weitsman, and Michael Wenger

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219823

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219823.001.0001

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Sixth Talk

Sixth Talk

The Boat Is Always Moving (p.84)

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(p.83) Sixth Talk
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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0010

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.

Keywords:   Suzuki Roshi, Sandokai, reality, independence, dependence

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