I just finished reading most of the Mind of Clover and briefly skimmed Reb Anderson's book on the precepts as well. I am wondering how the 6 or 10 (depending on the tradition) paramitas relate to the 16 Bodhisattva precepts and to our practice in this lineage altogether. The paramis have occupied a pretty central place in my practice for many years and they would seem to serve the same purpose as the 16 precepts but I have yet to encounter reference to them in my reading and explorations here and in Soto in general. I am looking forward to the opportunity to partake of Jukai this year and hope to get a better understanding of this lineage and way of practice. Mettaya!