Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

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Not Always So, p. 16, *Nothing Special Selection
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It's-- it is pretty difficult, but I will try-- try to speak about purpose of our practice. Before I try to explain our practice, I think I should explain why we practice, you know-- why we should practice Zen when we have buddha-nature. And this is the great problem Dogen Zenji had. And he worked for this question before he went to China and met with Nyojo Zenji. And this is not, of course, so easy problem, but if you understand what do we mean when we say everyone has buddha-nature, and ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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