Mistakes in Practice

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Thursday, April 13, 1967

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 71

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There may be various kinds of practice, or ways of practice, or understanding of practice. Mostly when you practice zazen you become very idealistic with some notion or ideal set up by yourself and you strive for attaining or fulfilling that notion or goal. But as I always say this is very absurd because when you become idealistic in your practice you have gaining idea within yourself, so by the time you attain some stage your gaining idea will create another ideal. So, as long as your practice is ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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