Mind Weeds

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 36

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from Los Altos, Los Altos box title: Self-Nourishment. Was 11-17 but 11-18 = thurs

When you get up early in the morning by alarm, I think you don’t feel so well. It is not so easy to come and sit even though -- even after you started sitting at first, you have to encourage yourself to sit well. This kind of -- those are the waves of our mind-- just waves and in pure zazen there should not be any waves in our mind. But while you are sitting those waves will more and more become smaller and your effort change into some subtle feeling. We say ‘pulling out the weed’. We make it ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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