Saturday, December 01, 2018

December already ...

December 1
The beginner’s mind is an open mind, an empty mind, a ready mind, and if we really listen with a beginner’s mind, we might really begin to hear. For if we listen with a silent mind, as free as possible from the clamor of preconceived ideas, a possibility will be created for the truth of the teachings to pierce us, and for the meaning of life and death to become increasingly and startlingly clear.
“The more and more you listen, the more and more you hear; the more and more you hear, the deeper and deeper your understanding becomes.”