Bowing

File Name: 65-12-02

Thursday, December 2, 1965

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 43

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[After demonstration of Buddhist bow] To bow is very important-- one of the important practice. By bow we can eliminate our selfish, self-centered idea. My teacher had hard skin on his forehead because he bowed and bowed and bowed so many times and he knew that he was very obstinate, stubborn fellow, so he bowed and bowed and bowed and he always heard his master’s scolding voice. That is why he bowed. And he joined our order when he was thirty. For Japanese priest to join the order at the age of ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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