[Image of (see PDF)] Suzuki·roshi at Tassajara in 1969 passing the wooden sounding board and hammer that is used to announce zazen, lectures and the arrival or departure of the abbot from the monastery. A translation of this traditional poem is below:
File name: 69-00-00: Han (sounding board) (titled by pf) From Wind Bell, Volume XI, 1972
Transcript:Listen well everyone Great is the problem of Life and Death No forever gone gone Awake awake each one Don't waste your life!* *Suzuki-roshi's translation is: "Don't goof off!"