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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nothing Outside Mind

Usually our mind expects something from outside -- our mind is ready to accept something from outside, but that is not true understanding of our mind. According to our understanding, mind includes everything. Nothing comes from outside. Our mind has everything, and when you think something comes from outside it means your mind -- in your mind something appears. In this way you accept things. If your mind is related to some other things, that mind is small mind, limited mind.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-01-12 as found on shunryusuzuki.com -  - Excerpt note edited by DC  This lecture became Mind Waves in the book, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 34