An auspicious day to begin our discussion of Master Shunryu Suzuki's "BRANCHING STREAM FLOW IN THE DARKNESS, Zen Talks on the Sandokai"
We will begin with the FIRST TALK: "THINGS-AS-IT-IS", pages 27 to 36. Please also read the introductions, if you have not had a chance as yet. Of course, it is best to buy the book, but if you need, the talks appear to be available online here:
http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:2xJ ... =clnk&cd=1
I also ask you to please read this ADDITIONAL ARTICLE on the Sandokai to get a general overview. It is an interesting little article by Sekkei Harada Roshi :
http://www.sotozen-net.or.jp/kokusai/jo ... e14_03.htm
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Zoketsu Norman Fischer Roshi, a poet, psychologist and teacher in Suzuki Roshi's Lineage, has a series of audio talks on "Branching Streams" at his website. Here is the first.
All of the above materials are the same ... just different. :wink:A series of talks on Suzuki Roshi's Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness, Zen Talks on the Sandokai. These talks are on an important Soto Zen text whose theme is the interpenetration of oneness and diversity, a cornerstone of Suzuki Roshi’s understanding. Talk one includes historical background and meaning of the Sandokai, and an initial discussion of the first few sentences.
http://www.everydayzen.org/index.php?It ... io-272-142