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  Zen Mind Beginner's Mind
By: Suzuki Roshi

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Author: Suzuki Roshi
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780834800793
Publication Date: 1970/2007

Product Code: 6107

Zen Mind is one of those enigmatic phrases used by Zen teachers to throw you back upon yourself, to make you go behind the words themselves and begin wondering. "I know what my own mind is", you tell yourself, "but what is Zen mind?" And then: "But do I really know what my own mind is? Is it what I am doing now? Is it what I am thinking now?" And if you should then try to sit physically still for a while to see if you can discover just what your mind is, to see if you can locate it -- then you have begun to realize the unrestricted mind.
The innocence of this first inquiry -- just asking what you are -- is Beginner's Mind. The mind of the beginner is needed throughout Zen practice. It is the open mind, the attitude that includes both doubt and possibility, the ability to see things always as fresh and new. It is needed in all aspects of life. Beginner's mind is the practice of Zen mind.
[...] This book is about how to practice Zen as a workable discipline and religion, about posture and breathing, about the basic attitudes and understanding that make Zen practice possible, about non-duality, emptiness, and enlightenment. Here one begins to understand what Zen is really about. And, most important of all, every page breathes with the joy and simplicity that make a liberated life possible.

Zen Mind Beginner's Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Weatherhill, Paperback, 138 pages, $12.95

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