The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Instead of gathering knowledge, you should clear your mind

Our understanding of Buddhism should not be just gathering many pieces of information, seeking to gain knowledge. Instead of gathering knowledge, you should clear your mind. If your mind is clear, true knowledge is already yours. When you listen to our teaching with a pure, clear mind, you accept it as if you were hearing something which you already knew.

– Shunryu Suzuki

from the book “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”

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