zazen is not for gaining a mystical something

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Many people mistakenly believe that Zen Buddhism is mystical. The practice of zazen is not for gaining a mystical something. Zazen is for developing or allowing, a clear mind, as clear as a bright autumn sky. Zen practice is to get to our True Mind, the mind not accessible to thinking. This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary -- this effort is zazen. If we give up our foolish measuring of our zazen as good or bad then we can be free, ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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