Suzuki Roshi

‘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.


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