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Some things we know from experience, some things we apprehend only at second-hand. In confusing these two, we miss the essence of Zen.
N.B. Poor original recording.
Talk given in 1965.
This talk is part of the series The Essence of Zen.
|1.||The Zen school specialises in meditation; “a special transmission outside the scriptures” (6:04)|
|2.||”No dependence on words and letters”; dependence on words or, at least, sounds; What does it mean 'to know'? (8:16)|
|3.||Living more intensely, more in the present, closer to reality; knowledge as almost entirely second hand (6:46)|
|4.||Dependence on purely spiritual matters; knowledge of Buddhism (5:09)|
|5.||What stands in the way of real knowledge? Confusion between second hand and real knowledge (7:27)|
|6.||Learning to appreciate silence (3:44)|
|7.||Nothing has been said: the Lankavatara and Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutras (5:11)|
|8.||Using words to become free of words (2:34)|
Total running time: 45:11