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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Author Suzuki, Shunryu ; Dixon, Trudy ; Smith, Huston
PublisherShambhala Publications
Publisher Url
LocationBoston, MA, US [波士頓, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
KeywordVijnana=Perception; 修行方法=修行法門=Practice
Abstract"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's 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 of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. 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 it's all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that's just the beginning. In the thirty years since its original publication,Zen Mind, Beginner's Mindhas become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics-from the details of posture and breathing inzazento the perception of nonduality-in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It's a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice.
Table of contentsPreface, by Huston Smith ix
Introduction, by Richard Baker xiii
Prologue: Beginner's Mind 1
Part 1 Right Practice
Posture 7
Breathing 13
Control 18
Mind Waves 22
Mind Weeds 25
The Marrow of Zen 28
No Dualism 33
Bowing 38
Nothing Special 43

Part 2 Right Attitude
Single-minded Way 49
Repetition 53
Zen and Excitement 56
Right Effort 59
No Trace 64
God Giving 69
Mistakes in Practice 76
Limiting Your Activity 81
Study Yourself 84
To Polish a Tile 89
Constancy 95
Communication 100
Negative and Positive 105
Nirvana, the Waterfall 109

Part 3 Right Understanding
Traditional Zen Spirit 115
Transiency 120
The Quality of Being 123
Naturalness 128
Emptiness 133
Readiness, Mindfulness 138
Believing in Nothing 142
Attachment, Nonattachment 146
Calmness 150
Experience, Not Philosophy 153
Original Buddhism 156
Beyond Consciousness 160
Buddha's Enlightenment 166

Epilogue: Zen Mind 169
ISBN1590302672; 9781590302675
Created date2006.08.25
Modified date2021.06.22

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