5-01-13 - Today posting the missing text from the last page of Shunryu
Suzuki lecture 67-01-12 which became the Mind Waves chapter of ZMBM.
Missing text, last page from 67-01-12
not now, but sometime before. Even though you do not know
when you have experience, but you feel as if you have know it
experienced it long before. That is how we accept things. So this mind
is not different from the mind which is related to something. In this
with this mind we sit, so our mind is always
we can sit with the big
mind. This practice is called practice with original enlightenment, or
Lecture transcript of 67-01-12
that it will be added to - from
PDF of early draft
of 67-01-12 with hand written edits (probably by Trudy Dixon - DC)
with missing third page.
The reason it wasn't there is: It's one of the lectures from the Los
Altos Box of lectures that went into making Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
When I found that box in the SFZC City Center library storage room a few
years ago (pointed out by Diane, the British priest who worked in the
office), I immediately started working with it in the library reading
room - stayed up all night. Divided the material into apparently
verbatim transcripts, first drafts with handwritten markings, 2nd drafts
with markings, final draft with no handwriting, and lectures that
weren't worked on or used in ZMBM. I made photocopies of all the
original transcripts. Gloria Discoe McMillan transcribed them onto disc
from her home in the Sierras. She said she'd been one of the original
transcribers back in the late sixties typing the copy that she was now
re-typing onto disc. She said that back then they made exact verbatim
transcriptions. She noted that this lecture wasn't complete. That was
like five years ago and I'm just getting around to fixing that problem.
I was always involved in other aspects of the archiving and other stuff,
would think of doing it now and then but just kept putting it off. I had
a couple of copies of the original transcripts. In November I went
through all my archives and somehow missed finding either copy. I knew
where the Los Altos Box was kept in the Ino's office. I'd put it there
and noticed them still there a year or so ago. Yesterday, 4-29-13, the
Los Altos box wasn't there. Met with the new secretary of the SFZC,
Connie Cummings, who has a lot of Suzuki archive stuff in her office but
it wasn't there either. She suggested David Zimmerman's office and
indeed there it was newly boxed by the archiving class that comes every
summer. The lecture was missing the last page - but only on the
original, not on the 1st draft which is a copy of the original with
handwritten edits. So there it was. I transcribed the last page onto
disc, made photocopies of that draft and of the original of another
lecture, 66-01-12, on which Gloria had noted there were some blank
spaces. So now 67-01-13 will be complete, a PDF of the edited draft will
be posted, as will a PDF of 66-01-12 . And now I think we should have
PDFs of the whole box to post and preserve - and PDFs of all the
original transcripts of Suzuki lectures. This is a start. Posting this
work on the Work in Progress page of cuke.com and on shunryusuzuki.com
the missing text will be added first.
The Shunryu Suzuki lectures transcribed from the originals onto disc
from the Los Altos Box are posted on shunryusuzuki.com and are listed in
Lectures in Zen Mind
Beginner's Mind - most of the lectures in the Original Transcript
column (not 66-00-00 AE and BE which are from the book as no other
versions are available)
Other lectures -
not necessarily given at Los Altos.
Must make PDFs of all the material from the Los Altos Box.
Should consider another name for this group of lecture transcripts in
stages of editing.