A Teaching Cannot Be Whole And Perfect

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Sokoji on Sunday, April 16, 1967
About this talk
Sunday April 16, 1967 Old Bush Street Zendo Tony Artino notes
Tony Artino notes on Shunryu Suzuki lecture. This transcript is a retyping of the existing City Center transcript. It is not verbatim. No tape is available. The City Center transcript was entered onto disk by Jose Escobar who received the notes from DC, 1997. It was reformatted by Bill Redican (11/5/01). Edited by DC 4-17 *** File name: 67-04-16: A teaching cannot be whole and perfect (titled by pf)
A teaching cannot be whole and perfect because it, like a medical prescription, is specific to certain people and circumstances. The Diamond Sutra is probably the closest to a universal teaching because it was a teaching the Buddha addressed to his own deep self.