What is the spirit of the practice?

Craven
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Relaxing with the others after zazen one evening, Owl asked:

“What is the spirit of the practice?”

Raven said: “Inquiry”.

Owl cocked his head and asked:

“What do I inquire about?”

Raven said: “Good start.”

[Robert Aitken – Zen Master Raven – Sayings and Doings of a Wise Bird]

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