Chapter

Second Talk

in Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780520219823
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0006
Second Talk

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This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's second talk on the Sandokai. In his first talk he explained the meaning of the title, Sandokai, and the first line, “The mind of the great sage of India.” He now talks about the background of this poem and why the Eighth Ancestor in China, Sekito Musai Daishin, wrote it.

Keywords: Suzuki Roshi; Sandokai; talks; poem; Sekita Musai Daishin

Chapter.  2855 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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