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Friday, January 23, 2015

Autumn Sky

Many people mistakenly believe that Zen Buddhism is mystical. The practice of zazen is not for gaining a mystical something. Zazen is for developing--or allowing a clear mind, as clear as a bright autumn sky.
Zen practice is to get to our true mind, the mind not accessible to thinking. This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary. This effort is zazen.

- from 66-11-16 - another preserved by Tony Artino's notes. Edited by DC