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Mayoi — Zen Principles & Distractions #260
To train the human mind in all the many superlative spiritual artforms is to encounter and face off with its shortcomings and deficiencies present within. It is often stubborn, obstinate, and contrary to its own best good. In Zen, these problems have been observed, studied, and listed down by masterful teachers for the benefit of those dedicated practitioners who strive daily to reach Enlightenment, and who want to be able to identify these discrepancies when and as they rise. This dharma chart accomplishes a listing of many of the main obstacles common to the difficult task of purifying the mental body.