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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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Twelfth Talk

Twelfth Talk

Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain (p.162)

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(p.161) Twelfth Talk
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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0017

This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's twelfth talk on the Sandokai. It focuses on these lines from the poem: Practice is not a matter of far or near, but if you are confused, mountains and rivers block your way. I respectfully urge you who study the mystery, don't pass your days and nights in vain.

Keywords:   Suzuki Roshi, Sandokai, practice

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