Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beginner's mind


'In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few... This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.'
Those are the words of Zen master Shunryu Suzuki and the calligraphy for 'beginner's mind' is also by Suzuki. I am away now for a while rediscovering my beginner's mind. Please support other music blogs while I am offline, but do beware of experts. There is Buddhism of a different flavour in New music in the paradise garden.

Quote is from Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. Note that this is a different Suzuki to the Zen master D.T. Suzuki who influenced John Cage and many others. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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