Study Yourself

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 76

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from Los Altos Box, Los Altos box title: Forgetting Ourselves

The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism but to study ourselves. It is impossible to study ourselves without some teaching. If you want to know what is water, because it is impossible to know what is water, so you want science -- scientist wants laboratory and in various ways they may study what is water. So it is possible to know what kind of element water has, or when wind come what kind of form water takes, and what is the nature of water, always calm, comes down but we -- it is ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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