Think the Unthinkable
File Name: 67-12-04-A
Monday, December 4, 1967
verbatim transcript, from audio, audio exists, 2021 newly discovered tape. Afternoon Tassajara sesshin lecture. Changed "fast" to "fact" (multiple times) 12-28-2021, DC.
To talk about merit of Zen for beginners is like to count other’s treasure. So we do not talk about the merit of Zen. The only way is to devote ourselves to simple practice with hard effort. What I have told you—the point I have told you is not to mix up true zazen practice with some other practice like busy[?] or something—something intellectual —because the way we study is quite different. Intellectual study or physical or emotional friend—a special friend also. In those activity or in those study, ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).