Shushogi, Sections 11–17

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verbatim transcript, from audio, tape noise, Changed "or [1 word] precepts" to "or Dogen's precepts"; "[film] negative is" to "a movie, it's"; "his life will" to "his wife will"; "become between" to "come between"; "Let alone [?]" to "Let alone policy" 8/25/2020 pf.

The next chapter1 which we will learn is about precepts. And this is pretty difficult one, so before we study how to recite it, and I want to explain it beforehand. The precept observation is very important for Zen practice. If we eat too much, we cannot sit. If we do not have enough sleep, we cannot sit. So your-- physically and mentally, you have to adjust your life so that you can sit. This is very important point. Zen or Buddhism is actually the way of life, and way of life is the ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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