Limiting Your Activity

File Name: 65-12-23

Thursday, December 23, 1965

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 75 | ZMBM Chart

from Los Altos Box,

In our practice we have no special object of worship. If so, our practice is something different from the usual practice. If we say we have no purpose in our practice, you will not know what to do. If there is no purpose, no goal, in our practice we don’t know what to do. But there is way. Joshu said, “Clay Buddha cannot cross water; bronze Buddha cannot get through furnace; wooden Buddha cannot get through fire because it will burn away.” So whatever object you have, if your practice is directed ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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