Sokuzan discusses the value of studying Dharma books in groups. Being exposed to different perceptions of the teachings expressed by others can deepen your own understanding.
In response to an email question, Sokuzan discusses personal contact related to dependent origination and the 12 links in the chain of existence.
Sokuzan speaks of the relationship between emptiness and the self, inspired by the Heart Sutra.
Inspired by Dogen’s “Shobogenzo”, Sokuzan speaks on the difficulty of teaching and understanding both relative and absolute truth.
Sokuzan speaks on the difficulty of striking a balance between helping people and meddling.