Beginner's Mind

File Name: 65-11-11

Thursday, November 11, 1965

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 21

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verbatim transcript, from Los Altos Box, audio exists, Was 11-10 but 11-11 = thurs. 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."

People say to study Zen is difficult, in what way—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—Zen school established in China, it is a 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 ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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Un-verbatim PDF

Original Manuscript-Marian Derby

Page(s) from Wind Bell excerpts from various lectures that were source of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Wind Bell (complete) *page 63

Other Transcript Sample chapter on cuke.com

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Draft

Awakening the Archives (Suggested Edited Version)

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Engage Wisdom Audio Includes new transcript by SDH based on rediscovered audio (2020).

Edited Audio Gaps, coughs, extraneous sounds, and redundant words deleted.
 

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