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Tonight I want to give you a correct idea of Buddhism or Zen. In a word, Zen is the teaching or practice of seeing “things as it is” or accepting “things as it is” and of raising things as they go. This is the fundamental purpose of our practice and the 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, you do not see “things as it is.” I don't mean that it is a distortion of sight, such as when something of one ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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