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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: ZEN READS FOR SEMI-BEGINNER?
vertical line Posted on Nov.16.2012 @ 10:24PM EDT by jaigon
I am fairly new to zen.  The only books I have read is an introductory one by Alan Watts (The Way of Zen) and another introductory one by Osho (Zen: The Path of Paradox), I have not read any Zen literature or Sutras.  Any good beginner material one could start with?
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.17.2012
01:18AM EDT 
vertical line I think that is enough reading for a zen beginner. Just sit zazen.
The more you know the more crap you have to unload. And that is very difficult.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.17.2012
06:47AM EDT 
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vertical line Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki is pretty good. It's a long time since I read it.

The main point of it is that we should always try to keep 'beginner's mind' even when we've been doing Zen for years and years.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.17.2012
07:44AM EDT 
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.17.2012
09:18AM EDT 
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vertical line Zen flesh Zen bones ...
Guess most books will do at the early stages of learning.
Best to set up practice and keep it regular.
The more you practice ... the more you will understand what you read about Zen
And the more your interest will guide your reading.
Prcatice, practice, practice
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.17.2012
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