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A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others. He is the master who climbs down from the pages of the koan books and answers your questions face to face. If not face to face, you can at least find the answers as recorded in Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, a transcription of juicy excerpts from his lectures. From diverse topics such as transience of the world, sudden enlightenment, and the nuts and bolts of meditation, Suzuki always returns to the idea of beginner's mind, a recognition that our original nature is our true nature. With beginner's mind, we dedicate ourselves to sincere practice, without the thought of gaining anything special. Day to day life becomes our Zen training, and we discover that "to study Buddhism is to study ourselves." And to know our true selves is to be enlightened. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
In one of the best and most succinct introductions to Zen practice, the important teacher Shunryu Suzuki discusses posture and breathing in meditation as well as selflessness, emptiness, and mindfulness.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
After I had bought (and read ) this book , I had ordered others from amazon. NONE of those others were as simple and easy to comprehend as this one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Grove
Book was for my wife. She said it was awesome.
She called it "cryptic and life changing"
Unforgettable discourses from a truly enlightened mind. A deep Gassho in your direction Suzuki roshi.Published 7 months ago by Robert McBride
I had been aware of this book since the 1960's. Never got around to reading it. It is very deep and profound. Not to mention a bit mind-blowing in its content. Read morePublished 14 months ago by anthony ramnarine
This a great book for beginner who would like to learn Zen, and its price is well-reasonable.
The greatest book ever.
This is my favorite Buddhist book. It has a lot of useful details. It helped me to understand zazen. You can feel the warmth of Shunryu Suzuki that transcends time and books. Read morePublished on June 19 2012 by Charles-G Paris
Very good product, I got it very quickly and I am very happy with this purchase. I recommend it to anyone.Published on March 16 2012 by Max
Good book. Exactly what I wanted. But then I already had a copy and purchased this to give as a gift. Regards,Published on June 3 2011 by arnella1937