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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

How to treat a scroll

And we should not hang same scroll all the time. If you do so, the color will fade, or it will become dusty. So we have to change once in a while, and change it for something else. And we should once in a while, we should hang it. If you don't, scroll will become moldy. So it is pretty difficult to treat it. That is why old scrolls -- even the old ones looks like quite new, if it is good one and well-treated one.   --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 68-07-23 - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo

DC note. I gave up on66-01-22N, /There was too much that was not clear and it was too hard to gather anything coherent from it without a lot of work. So I moved on to another of the new transcripts. I'm not sure about this one either. We'll see/ He's talking about a scroll that Dryden Phelps had loaned him to hang at Sokoji or Tassajara. He talks about the type of scroll and the care of scrolls.