Zen and Excitement

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Thursday, February 24, 1966

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 57

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My master passed away when I was thirty three. So after his death I became pretty busy. I wanted to devote myself just to Zen practice, but I couldn’t stay at Eiheiji monastery because I had to be the successor of his temple. For us, it is necessary to keep constant way -- not some kind of excitement, but we should be concentrated on usual every day routine. If one become too busy and too much excitement our mind will become rough -- rugged. This is not so good for us. So, if possible, try to be always ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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