Sit-a-Long with Jundo: A little more about Buddhist Precepts

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As we get ready for our Jukai (Undertaking the Precepts Ceremony) this Saturday (see here) ...

... some folks wrote to ask whether the Precepts were really necessary.

Don't the Precepts, and gentleness ... a dropping of greed, anger and ignorance ... naturally arise in our Zazen and Zen practice?

Well, perhaps it is not so simple:

Yes they naturally arise, and become more and more our way of living.

But, as with the garden I am sitting by today, they also require some careful cultivation.

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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