Esalen Institute, Second Lecture: Observing the Precepts
File Name: 68-06-29
Saturday, June 29, 1968
Not Always So, p. 85
verbatim transcript, from Esalen Institute, 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 dualistic, you know, teaching, or this paradoxical teaching into our actual life, is the purpose of practice -- zazen practice. In zazen practice, as I explained rather symbolically what does it mean to put this legs here and the other leg here. [Demonstrates?] This is, you know supposed to be our activity. This is -- more or -- more or less this is the opposite, this is calmness ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).