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Thursday, February 17, 1966

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 83 | ZMBM Chart

from Los Altos Box,

The message for us for today was ‘cultivate your own spirit’. It says there on the calendar -- ’Cultivate your own spirit. This is very important point and this is how we practice Zen. When -- for us to hear lecture, to give lecture or to recite sutra, or to sit, of course, is Zen. Each of those activities should be Zen, but if you do not -- if your effort or practice is not -- does not have right orientation it does not work at all -- not only it does not work -- it may spoil your pure nature. The ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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