Observing the Precepts

File Name: 68-06-29

Saturday, June 29, 1968

Not Always So, p. 85
verbatim transcript, from audio, Esalen Institute: Second of two lectures

Last night I talked about construction of teaching and our practice in one word, how to, you know, organize, organize, this realistic, you know, teaching or this paradoxical teaching into our actual life. It’s the purpose of practice, zazen practice. In zazen practice, as I explained symbolically what does it mean to put this legs here and this legs there. [Demonstrates?] This is supposed to be our activity, this is. More or less this is openness, this is calmness of mind and this is activity. If this is ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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