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For the beginner the practice needs great effort. Especially for young people it is necessary to try very hard to achieve something. You must stretch out your arms and legs as wide as they will go. Form is form. You must be true to your own way until at last you actually come to the point where you see it is necessary to forget all about yourself. Until you come to this point it is completely mistaken to think that whatever you do is Zen or that it does not matter whether you practice or not. But if you make your best effort just to continue your practice with your whole mind and body without gaining ideas then whatever you do will be true practice.
Relative mind is the mind which sets itself in relation to other things, thus limiting itself. It is this small mind which creates gaining ideas and leaves traces of itself. If you leave a trace of your thinking on your activity, you will be attached to the trace. " But actually it is not so. In your recollection you may say I did such and such a thing in some certain way but actually that is never exactly what happened. When you think in this way you limit the actual " , " , £)2, RIGHT ATTITUDE experience of what you have done.
This practice free from gaining ideas is based on the Prajna Paramita Sutra. However if you are not careful the sutra itself will give you a gaining idea. " But if you attach to that statement you are liable to be involved in dualistic ideas: here is you form, and here is emptiness which you are trying to realize through your form. So "form is emptiness and emptiness is form" is still dualistic. " Here there is no dualism. " But while you are practicing in this dualistic way more and more you will have oneness with your goal.