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Streetside Samadhi at the Tip of a Needle

Some people who first hear the terms “don’t-know mind“ or “before-thinking mind“ wonder if practicing this Way will hinder or incapacitate their function in the modern world. They need only view this little video snippet to understand what we mean. Zen Master Seung Sahn used to say, “Zen means keeping a mind which is clear like space, but functions like the tip of a needle.” Clear, clear original nature; meticulous, meticulous function, from moment to moment. These two masters have fully attained “no inside, no outside”! Absolute moment-world!

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