why we must have rules

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In-- in my lecture, sometime I say everyone has buddha-nature, and whatever you do, that is, you know, Buddha's activity, I say. But on the other hand, I say you must follow the rule, and when you practice zazen you should practice in some certain way: Keep your spine straight, cross your legs, and pull your neck as if you are supporting something. And pull in your chin. There are many, you know, instructions. So you will be confused when I say, you know-- it looks like contradiction to say to ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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