in Hinayana practice, in the first stage

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Thursday, October 28, 1965

from Los Altos Box,

In the past, in Hinayana practice in the first stage we still have consistent thinking faculties. We do not stop our pure thinking. This is interesting, very interesting point. Usually we stop thinking when we sit but in the first state we can retain our thinking in sitting. For instance when you contemplate on koan in Rinzai school they still think that thinking should be pure thinking. Pure thinking is the characteristic of human being. Pure thinking -- no emotional faculty. There is no emotional or ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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