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Thursday, May 28, 2015

ZMBM original and 2000 edition Comparison

Comparing the original Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice with the 2000 edition which corrected a number of errors. Preface to be included soon. 

Thanks Victor Sergeyev, Secretary, PH Ligatma, publisher of ZMBM in Russian, for sending this.

That's the original ZMBM cover. The comparison and other covers on the Read more page.


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ZMBM

1-st ed.: 1995 ed. – a pirated version from internet, scanned and OCR recognized (with errata!)
2-nd ed.: 2010 ed. – pdf-file from Shambhala 


PART ONE
THE MARROW OF ZEN
1-st ed.: When we reflect on what are doing in our everyday life...
2-nd ed.: When we reflect on what we are doing in our everyday life...

NO DUALISM
1-st ed.: Knowing that your life is short, to enjoy it day after day, moment after moment, is the life of "form is form, and emptiness emptiness."
2-nd ed.: Knowing that your life is short, to enjoy it day after day, moment after moment, is the life of "form is form and emptiness is emptiness."

1-st ed.: The famous Chinese Zen master Ummon, said, "Sun-faced Buddha and moon-faced Buddha."
2-nd ed.: The famous Chinese Zen master Baso said, "Sun-faced Buddha and moon-faced Buddha."



PART TWO
SINGLE-MINDED WAY
1-st ed.: There is no starting point nor goal, nothing to attain. 
2-nd ed.: There is no starting point, no goal, nothing to attain.

MISTAKES IN PRACTICE
1-st ed.: There are several poor ways of practice which you should understand.
2-nd ed.: There are several poor ways of practice that you should understand.

NIRVANA, THE WATERFALL
1-st ed.: If you go to Japan and visit Eiheiji monastery, just before you enter you will see a small bridge called Hanshaku-kyo, which means "half-dipper bridge."
2-nd ed.: If you go to Japan and visit Eiheiji monastery, just before you enter you will see a small bridge called Hanshaku-kyo, which means "Half-Dipper Bridge."



PART THREE
ATTACHMENT, NON-ATTACHMENT
1-st ed.: Even though the ways we feel are different, they are not really different, in essence they are the same.
2-nd ed.: Even though the ways we feel are different, they are not really different; in essence they are the same.

BUDDHA'S ENLIGHTENMENT
1-st ed.: It is true that this posture is the basic one or original way for us, but actually what Buddha meant was that mountains, trees, flowing water, flowers and plants—everything as it is—is the way Buddha is.
2-nd ed.: It is true that this posture is the basic one or original way for us, but actually what Buddha meant was that mountains, trees, flowing water, flowers, and plants—everything as it is—is the way Buddha is.

EPILOGUE
ZEN MIND
1-st ed.: I think you are special people and want some special practice that is not exactly priest's practice and not exactly laymen's practice.
2-nd ed.: I think you are special people and want some special practice that is not exactly priests’ practice and not exactly laymen’s practice.


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