Sixth 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:
Sixth Talk

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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

Chapter.  2612 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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