Most of you are beginners

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Most of you are beginners, so it may be rather difficult why we practice zazen in this way. We always say, “just sit.” That’s all what we say. But if you sit, you will find out Zen practice—just to sit is not so easy. Just to sit may be the most difficult thing. To work—to work on something is not difficult; but do not—don’t work on anything is rather difficult. Without—when we have idea of self, we cannot stay still. Because we have some idea of self we find some reason why we work on something. But ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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