You Cannot Appreciate Our Teaching In Its True Sense

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Monday, August 15, 1966
Sesshin: Lunch Lecture, Lecture B
Sokoji, San Francisco


Source: City Center original tape. Verbatim transcript by Bill Redican (5/10/01).

File name: 66-08-15-B: you cannot appreciate our teaching in its true sense (Verbatim); #improved-audio


So it means those who cannot appreciate the-- the food that is given to you cannot appreciate our teaching in its true sense. When you listen to the teaching-- our teaching, we should accept it, but if you have some prejudice, you cannot accept the teaching. So do not have prejudice -- prejudice in its true sense, means we should not have any discrimination with our food. This is good test for ourselves. The food you have now will not be complete for you. Some things will be quite strange or unfamiliar to find. We should appreciate the food you have on each meal.

[Sound of clappers striking once. Then Suzuki chants by himself, in Japanese, for 18 seconds. Then two clappers, then recording stops.]