Not Sticking to Enlightenment

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Not Always So, p. 131
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The Sixth Patriarch said: “To dwell on emptiness and to keep calm mind is not zazen,” he said. Or he said, you know: “Just to sit in squatting-- sitting position is not Zen.” But we say, you know, you-- you have to just sit [laughs]. If you don't understand what is our practice and stick to those words, you will be confused. But if you understand what is real Zen, it is quite usual warning, you know-- a kind of warning for us. Now our sesshin is almost [at an] end. But-- and some people, maybe, ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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