Selflessness, Being and Non-Being: The Background of Shikantaza

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In this sesshin I suggested to practice shikantaza. For-- anyway for beginner, you know, it doesn't make much difference [laughs]. I am sorry to say so, but shikantaza or counting breathing-- it doesn't make much sense. But anyway, you know, to have strong determination to sit, you know, for seven-- six days is enough, you know. If you have that much conviction in your practice I think that is pretty good. So anyway, those who just started practice zazen, don't give up, and [laughs] stay six days. ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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