Beginner's Mind

File Name: 65-11-11

Thursday, November 11, 1965

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 21 | ZMBM Chart

from Los Altos Box, was 11-10 but 11-11 = thurs

People say to study Zen is difficult but there is some misunderstanding why it is difficult. It is not difficult because to sit in cross legged position is hard or to attain enlightenment is hard, but it is hard to keep our mind pure and to keep our practice pure in original way. Zen become more and more impure and after Zen school established in China it is development of Zen but at the same time it is -- it become impure. But I don’t want to talk about Chinese Zen or history of Zen this morning. But ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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