RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42997967 LA English T1 Zen mind, beginner's mind A1 Suzuki, Shunryū,, Dixon, Trudy., Smith, Huston., Baker, Richard., PB Weatherhill PP New York YR 1999 SN 0834800799 9780834800793 AB 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. "Is it what I am doing now? Is it what I am thinking now?" 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. This book originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group is California. His approach is informal, and he draws his examples from ordinary events and common sense.--From publisher description.