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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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Third Talk

Third Talk

Buddha Is Always Here (p.50)

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(p.49) Third Talk
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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0007

This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's third talk on the Sandokai. It focuses on these lines from the poem: The spiritual source shines clear in the light; the branching streams flow on in the dark. Grasping at things is surely delusion; according with sameness is still not enlightenment. In the first line, the source is something wonderful, something beyond description, beyond our words. What Buddha talked about is the source of the teaching, beyond discrimination of right and wrong.

Keywords:   Suzuki Roshi, Sandokai, talks

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