Study Yourself

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 76 | ZMBM Chart

verbatim transcript, from Los Altos, Los Altos box title: Forgetting Ourselves. Engage Wisdom writes, "Newly imported in 2020 from the original tape reel, this audio recording was previously lost from the archives, with only the 1960’s transcript surviving."

The purpose of studying Buddhism is—is not to—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—you want science, and scientist want laboratory, and in various way 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 a nature of water. It always come—comes down, but ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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Engage Wisdom Audio Includes new transcript by Shundo David Haye and rediscovered audio (2021).

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