Real Precepts Are Beyond Words

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[Today I would like to]1-- lecture about precepts. I-- when I say “precepts,” the first thing you will think of is something like Ten Commandment or ten grave prohibitory precepts. But Zen precepts is not like that. The Zen precepts is-- to study Zen precepts means to understand zazen. So it is-- another interpretation of zazen is precepts. Using words-- word “precepts” we explain what is Zen actually. The purpose of receiving precepts, observing precepts, is not just to remember what we ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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