Single-Minded Way

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Thursday, December 16, 1965

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 51

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The purpose of my talk is not to give you some intellectual understanding but just to express appreciation of our practice. To sit with you in this way -- very unusual. Of course whatever we do in this life should be unusual; it is so unusual anyway. As Buddha said, “To appreciate our human life is as rare as soil on your nail.” You know, soil on your nail is so little. Our human life is so rare, and so wonderful, and when I sit I want to remain in this way forever, but I encourage myself to have ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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