you must give up worldly desires
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verbatim transcript, from audio, slight noise, Footnotes restored 9/10/2020. Changed "by the mirror" to "as a mirror" 9-21-2020 pf.
1 -- students. I want to give some important points. First of all, when you want to study Buddhism or Zen, you must give up worldly desires or you must realize that it is useless to seek for worldly desires. But it may be rather difficult to realize that it is foolish to seek for worldly desires.
Sometime, people mix up religious way-seeking mind and worldly desires. They think they are-- there is-- are seeking for a truth or a religious truth, but actually they are seeking for the ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).