July 3, 2012 § 16 Comments

One of the most important texts in my life is Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.  This is a passage about mindfulness and wisdom taken from that book.

Just to see, and to be ready to see things with our whole mind, is zazen practice. If we are prepared for thinking, there is no need to make an effort to think.  This is called mindfulness.  Mindfulness is, at the same time, wisdom.  By wisdom we do not mean some particular faculty or philosophy.  It is the readiness of the mind that is wisdom.  

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