‘Student: Docho Roshi, speak to us of the search for the true path…
SR: True path. Don’t think there is some special path which is true or false.
Student: Then of each of our own paths?
SR: Do your best on every moment. Finding your position and reacting properly to everything.
Student: That’s all that I can do.
SR: Yes.’ (from the Suzuki Roshi archives)
I have been listening to some of the shosan ceremony tapes from the first year or so at Tassajara, and it is fascinating to see what the students were pre-occupied with, and how Suzuki Roshi carefully steered them.