Most of you are beginners

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Most of you are beginners, so it may be rather difficult for you to understand why we practice zazen or meditation in this way. We always say “just to sit.” And if you do, you will find out that Zen practice -- just to is -- is not easy. Just to sit may be the most difficult thing. To work on something is not difficult; how to not work on anything is rather difficult. When we have the idea of “self,” we want some reason why we work on something. But if you do not have the idea of self, you can remain ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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