Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

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verbatim transcript, from audio, Footnotes restored 11/13/2020.

In-- in America, between Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen there-- there must be some clear understanding of-- of the two, or relationship of the two. Dogen Zenji's, you know, problem of, or koan was, “If we have buddha-nature,” you know, “why we should practice zazen?” That was his, you know-- that is why he went to China. All-- all-- in all the scriptures say that everyone has buddha-nature. If so, why we should practice zazen? And Soto more put emphasis on the statement that we have buddha-nature. And ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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