To actualize the blessedness of meditation you should practice with pure intention and firm determination. Your meditation room should be clean and quiet. Do not dwell in thoughts of good or bad. Just relax and forget that you are meditating. Do not desire realization since that thought will keep you confused.
from the book Buddhism and Zen
translated by Nyogen Senzaki & Ruth Strout McCandless
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