The Quality of Being

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Thursday, January 20, 1966

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 104

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The purpose of zazen is to attain the freedom of our being, physically and mentally. According to Dogen Zenji -- Dogen -- every being -- every existence is flashing into the vast phenomenal world, and each activity of the being -- each existence is another understanding, or expression of the quality of the being. I saw many stars in the car when I’m in the car this morning -- in my car this morning. The stars I saw in the car was nothing but the light from the heavenly bodies which traveled many miles. ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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