Using Various Stones

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Tonight I want to give you some correct idea of Buddhism or Zen. In a word, Zen is the teaching or practice to see “things as it is” or to accept “things as it is” and to raise things as it goes. This is the fundamental purpose of our practice and meaning of Zen. But it is, actually, rather difficult to see “things as it is.” You may say you are seeing “things as it is,” but actually, we do not see “things as it is.” I don't mean that you are—you are a distortion of sight. You know, if it is something ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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