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Shunryu Suzuki: Beginner’s Mind

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Shunryu Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is a book of teachings by the late Shunryu Suzuki, a compilation of talks given to his satellite Zen center in Los Altos, California. Published in 1970 by Weatherhill, the book is not academic. These are frank and direct transcriptions of Suzuki’s talks recorded by his student Marian Derby. Trudy Dixon and Richard Baker (Baker was Suzuki’s successor) edited the talks by choosing those most relevant, arranging them into chapters. According to some, it has become a spiritual classic, helping readers to steer clear from the trappings of intellectualism.

 

Crystal Chakra Meditation with Antique Tibetan Singing Bowls

This meditation features the power of the Crystals and the
sounds of the Himalayan Singing Bowls in a 2 hour
meditation.

Truth and belief

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Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

The suffering of imagination

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Ezra Atticus

When wisdom awakens within you, you will see truth wherever you look

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 “If your mind is happy then you are happy anywhere you go. When wisdom awakens within you, you will see truth wherever you look. It’s like when you learned how to read, you can then read anywhere you go.”

Source: Tao & Zen

Why we suffer

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Zen Buddhism Community

Gradual Path

Source: Gradual Path | Great Middle Way

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13315647_785585071540970_3275537272969222050_nI do not say that the attainment of wisdom is all at once. Rather, the attainment of wisdom is after gradual training, gradual action, gradual practice. And how is there the attainment of wisdom after gradual training, gradual action, gradual practice?

There is the case where, when conviction has arisen, one visits a teacher. Having visited, one grows close. Having grown close, one lends ear. Having lent ear, one hears the Dharma. Having heard the Dharma, one remembers it. Remembering, one penetrates the meaning of the teachings.

Penetrating the meaning, one comes to an agreement through pondering the teachings. There being an agreement through pondering the teachings, desire arises. When desire has arisen, one is willing to practice. When one is willing, one contemplates the consequences. Having contemplated, one makes an exertion.

Having made an exertion, one realizes in this body the ultimate truth and, having penetrated it with discernment, sees it.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Kitagiri Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya

Be like water

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”

Bruce Lee

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