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Zen Mind Beginner's Mind differences in 1970 and 2000 Editions
by Victor Sergeyev

Differences in the Preface and Introduction

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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 two errors and made a few gramatical and punctuation changes.

Preface & Introduciton changes 


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

That's the original ZMBM cover.

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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...[we added]


 
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." [is added]


 
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." [Baso replaces Ummon]
 


 
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.

[nor to ,no]
 

 

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. [which changed to that]


 
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." [Caps added to bridge name]



 
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. [semicolon added]
 

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. [comma after flowers only change]


 
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. [apostrophe moved to after s in priest's.]


See list with links of All Contributions ZMBM from Victor Sergeyev with Gvido Trepsa.


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