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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind | Shunryu Suzuki
In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few. So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what its all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And thats just the beginning. In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginners Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basicsfrom the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nondualityin a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. Its a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzukis biographer, David Chadwick.
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“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good #bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”
- Shunryu Suzuki

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Beautifully written with great simplicity

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“The white cloud is alway the white cloud. The blue mountain is always the blue mountain.” A vivid illustration for a beautiful concept.

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"It is impossible to organize things if you yourself are not in order."

I just started this book, but this quote in itself is already worth it.

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Brief read on zazen. It is what it is. A few bits of wisdom to aid in an experiential practice.