Suffering Talks

Duḥkha ()(Sanskrit: दुःख; Pali: dukkha), 'unease', "standing unstable," commonly translated as "suffering", "pain", or "unhappiness", is an important concept in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Its meaning depends on the context, and may refer more specifically to the "unsatisfactoriness" or "unease" of mundane life, not being at ease when driven by craving/grasping and ignorance.

While the term dukkha has often been derived from the prefix du ("bad" or "difficult") and the root kha ("empty," "hole"), meaning a badly fitting axle-hole of a cart or chariot giving "a very bumpy ride," it may actually be derived from duḥ-stha, a "dis-/ bad- + stand-", that is, "standing badly, unsteady," "unstable."

In Buddhism, dukkha is part of the first of the Four Noble Truths and one of the three marks of existence. The term also appears in scriptures of Hinduism, such as the Upanishads, in discussions of moksha (spiritual liberation).

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Wherever You Are, We Have Zen Way Of Practice

Dogen, Shobogenzo, Genjokoan, Suffering, Pain, Don't Know Mind, Happiness,...
Aug 21 1971
City Center

Obon Days

Ceremony, Offering, Suffering, American, Faith
Aug 12 1971
Tassajara

Because Of Our Many Desires, We Do Not Have Freedom

Suffering, Dana, Death, Lay, Offering, Bell, Freedom, Truth
Aug 03 1971
Tassajara

Changing Our Karma

Baso, Concentration, Karma, Suffering, difficulty, Ceremony
Mar 09 1971
City Center

Calmness of your Mind

Serial: SR-00079

Saturday Morning, February 13, 1971
San Francisco

Sesshin, Pain, New Year, Suffering, confusion, Oneness, Beginners, Community,...
Feb 13 1971
City Center

The Boss of Everything

Zazen, Big Mind, confusion, Precepts, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Suffering, Observe...
Jan 16 1971
City Center

Our Practice is Expression of Our True Buddha-mind

Serial: SR-00067

Sesshin Lecture, No. 4
Tuesday Evening, August 4, 1970
San Francisco

Sesshin, Precepts, Beginner’s Mind, Precepts, Buddha Mind, Discrimination, Sutra,...
Aug 04 1970
City Center

OLD - 1970.08.04-serial.00068

Serial: SR-00068

Second part of talk from this date.

Freedom, Suffering, Truth
Aug 04 1970

Supported from Within

Serial: SR-00191

Ekō Lecture 4
The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3
Sunday, July 12, 1970
Tassajara

[This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four...

Eko, Chanting, Priest, Echo, New Year, Wisdom, Suffering, Building, Observe,...
Jul 12 1970
Tassajara

Suffering Is A Valuable Thing

Serial: SR-00218

Sandokai Lecture XI
Saturday, June 27, 1970
Tassajara

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 33 Bammotsu onozukara...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, difficulty, Community, Emptiness, Pain,...
Jun 27 1970
Tassajara

Within Light There Is Utter Darkness

Serial: SR-00052

Sandokai Lecture IX
Saturday, June 20, 1970
Tassajara

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 27 Meichu ni atatte an...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, Truth, Diversity, sitting, Duality,...
Jun 20 1970
Tassajara

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Serial: SR-00061

Sandokai Lecture VIII
Wednesday, June 17, 1970
Tassajara

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 21 Manako wa iro,...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, Subject-and-Object, reality, Oneness, Monks,...
Jun 17 1970
Tassajara

Today We May Be Very Happy

Serial: SR-00057

Sandokai Lecture VI
Wednesday, June 10, 1970
Tassajara

[This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai:

Shiki moto shitsuzo wo...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Happiness, Zazen, Suffering, Pain, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 10 1970
Tassajara

Buddha Is Always Here

Serial: SR-00051

Sandokai Lecture III
Monday, June 1, 1970
Tassajara

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 5 Reigen myoni kokettari...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Truth, Compassion,...
Jun 01 1970
Tassajara

The Zen of Going to the Rest Room

Ummon, Tangaryo, Culture, Monastic Practice, Suffering, American, Don't Know...
Mar 29 1970
City Center

Non-Dualistic Practice

Serial: SR-00260

Sesshin Lecture No. 3:
Wednesday, February 25, 1970
San Francisco

Sesshin, Big Mind, difficulty, zen, Duality, Karma, Anger, Mahayana, training,...
Feb 25 1970
City Center

Brown Rice is Just Right

Serial: SR-00247

Morning Sesshin Lecture
Sunday, February 1, 1970
City Center

Sesshin, Emptiness, Discrimination, Buddha Nature, training, Hate, Suffering, Pain,...
Feb 01 1970
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City Center

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4

Serial: SR-00038

[Third Lotus Sutra Series]
Saturday Evening, October 25, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Wisdom, Buddha Nature, Sutra, Priest, Mahayana,...
Oct 25 1969
Series 3, Talk 4
Tassajara

OLD - Fragment of Q & A

Serial: SR-00210

File name: 69-10-14-X: fragment of Q & A (titled by pf) A fragment of about 2 minutes found after chanting on tape for 69-10-14.

This is contiguous with the talk on...

Dogen, Transmission, Suffering, Monks, sitting, Silence, Priest, zen, War
Oct 14 1969
X

Question and Answer

Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Separation, Pain, American, Anger,...
Aug 25 1969
Tassajara

OLD - Question and Answer

Serial: SR-00134

This is another version of 00083, which had been incorrectly dated. This is an incomplete version although the audio has been improved.
Set aside as duplicate.

Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Attachment, Suffering, American, Separation,...
Aug 25 1969
Tassajara

Twelve Links of Causation

Serial: SR-00135

Twelve Links Of Causation
Juni-innen (Jap.)
Dvada-aiga-pratatyasamutpada (San.)

English Japanese Sanskrit...

Consciousness, Suffering, causation, Discrimination, Emptiness, Fasting, Passions,...
Aug 23 1969
Tassajara

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

Suffering, Wisdom, Dragons, Don't Know Mind, Meditation, Separation, sitting,...
Aug 03 1969
Tassajara

The First Teaching

Serial: SR-00158

Teaching of impermanence, everything changing; also there is selflessness, suffering and nirvana. The sufferings of birth, death, sickness and old age. Causes of suffering,...

Suffering, Ego, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Suffering, Wisdom, Truth, Attachment,...
Aug 02 1969
Tassajara

The Most Important Precept

Precepts, Dogen, Eiheiji, Sanctuary, Hate, Suffering, Truth
Aug 01 1969
Tassajara

Zen Is Not Something To Talk About, And Also It Is Something To Talk About

Serial: SR-00015

Shunryu Suzuki (with Ryogen Yoshimura)
Afternoon Sesshin Lecture
Sunday, April 19, 1969

Audio includes Yoshimura at beginning.

Sesshin, Suffering, lecture, Monks, Don't Know Mind, Priest, Community, Posture...
Apr 19 1969

Find Out for Yourself

Serial: SR-00011

Find out what "buddha-nature" and "enlightenment" mean. Study without purpose. How his teacher in Japan treated him; trying to discover the right thing to do.

Sesshin, Zazen, Eiheiji, Suffering, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Beginners, Posture, zen,...
Mar 15 1969
Sokoji

OLD True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: 68-12-21

This has been hidden as we had a misdated reel that corresponds to this transcript, and is longer - SDH

Happiness, Suffering, Composure, Observe, Chanting
Dec 21 1968
Sokoji

OLD - Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-7

Serial: 68-10-00-F

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, Suffering, Truth, Emptiness, Precepts, Wisdom, Pain, Mahayana, Ceremony...
Oct 30 1968
Series 2, Talk 7
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8

Serial: SR-00001

Fall 1968

Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Faith, Sutra, Priest, Suffering, Composure, Balance, Mahayana...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 8
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-12

Serial: SR-00004

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. 12
Shunryu Suzuki Lecture

October 1968

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Suffering, Observe, Compassion, Intention, heart,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 12
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-5

Serial: SR-00105

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, First Principle, reality, Monks, Truth, Interview,...
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 5
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-6

Serial: SR-00106

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, First Principle, Truth, Karma, Monks, Sutra, Suffering...
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 6
Tassajara

OLD - Become More Honest and Direct

Serial: 68-00-00-B

± 1968

Audio Problem Set
CM's 2nd pass - see JG's 1st pass: http://cuke.com/Cucumber%20Project/lectures/transcripts-new-2012/srl-68-00-00B-wip.html

Question-and-Answer, Suffering, sitting, Instruction, Posture, Hate, zen, Building,...
Jan 01 1968
B

OLD - Genjo Koan No. 4

Serial: SR-00195

Thursday, August 24, 1967
Zen Mountain Center Sesshin Lecture
Tassajara
Edited by Brian Fikes

Sesshin, Dogen, Genjokoan, Faith, Nirvana, Lay, Emptiness, Suffering, Pain, Death...
Aug 24 1967
A
Tassajara

OLD - If You Have A Question

Serial: 65-07-30-C

Sesshin Lecture
Friday, July 30, 1965, 1 PM
Sokoji, San Francisco

Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Death, Religion, Peace, Consciousness,...
Jul 30 1965
C
Sokoji

OLD - Questions

Serial: 65-07-28-D

Sesshin Lecture, Lecture D
Wednesday, July 28, 1965, 6 PM
Sokoji, San Francisco

Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Suffering, Emotions, Faith, Truth, Religion, Culture,...
Jul 28 1965
D
Sokoji

OLD - Become More Honest and Direct

Serial: SR-00104

± 1968

Audio Problem Set
CM's 2nd pass - see JG's 1st pass: http://cuke.com/Cucumber%20Project/lectures/transcripts-new-2012/srl-68-00-00B-wip.html

Suffering, sitting, Instruction, Posture, zen, Pain, Observe
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