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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
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Some take aways:

-Right attitude is to have strong confidence in our original nature
-Repetition
-Concentration on our usual everyday routine
-When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
-Study yourself and forget yourself
-When you become you, Zen becomes Zen. When you are you, you see things as they are, and you become one with your surroundings.
-Big mind is something to express, not something to figure out. Big mind is something you have, not something to seek for.
-If you take pride in your attainment or become discouraged because of your idealistic effort, your practice will confine you by a thick wall.
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