Give up gaining ideas and just sit

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Religion is just for ourselves. We cannot really be religious for others. But neither can we help ourselves without helping others. The point is to get beyond merely deliberate conscious behavior. To consciously help others is a self-centered activity. Correct helping is an activity without purpose, without self-conscious aim. Similarly, self-conscious zazen will lead to problems - self-created problems. Such problems are natural for beginners, but because they arise naturally is no reason ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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