Because I Was Not Well

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Tuesday, April 23, 1968 -- (A)
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SR023 Track 1 Suzuki Roshi's afternoon sesshin 4-23-68 copied [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's comments]
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68-04-23-A, B and C ------------------------ 1 Gateless Gate 19. 2 Kumazawa Sogaku Taizen (1873–1968), 73rd chief abbot of Eihei-ji and 16thchief abbot of Sōji-ji. 3 Taizen-zenji (1873–1968) died at the age of 95. According to these dates(from the ZengakuDaijitendictionary), he was 94 in 1967, so Taizen apparentlyhad the final say. The name Eihei ("eternal peace") is taken from the monasteryEihei-ji, where he was chief abbot. 4 Yamada Reirin: Head of the Sōtō Zen School in America from his arrival in Los Angeles in the summer of 1960, where he was head of Zenshu-ji from 1960 to1964. In 1965 he was succeeded by Bishop Sumi Togen, then an instructor ofmonks at Sōji-ji. Yamaha returned to Japan to become president of Komazawa University, Tōkyō, and later the 75th chief abbot of Eihei-ji. 5 The border of the two provinces runs right through the summit of Mt. Fuji. 6 Probably referring to Taizen's calligraphy. Sounds like a Japanese word—phonetically, "maka-ju-e." Source: City Center original tape. Verbatim transcript by Bill Redican (10/22/01). *** File name: 68-04-23-A: Because I was not well (titled by pf) (Verbatim) for A and B. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 10/12/2020. Changed "steam" to "stream", "sprit" to "spirit" 11/9/2020 pf.