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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (禅者的初心)

by Shunryu Suzuki

本书指导人们如何修行,说明何谓禅生活,禅修是以何种态度和了解为前提的。重要的是,它鼓励读者去实现自己的真实本性,自己的禅心。

图书简介

In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern spiritual classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page.

禅修的心应该始终是一颗初心(初学者的心),因为不知道-我到底是谁?这个问题,我们才有了禅的探索。初心是空空如也的,不受各种习性的羁绊。只有保持这颗初心,随时准备好去接受、怀疑,并对所有的可能性敞开,才能如实看待万物的本然面貌,一步接着一步前进,然后在一闪念中证悟到万物的原初本性。 如果你始终带着偏见去看待事物,你的视野终将受限。如果你的欲求太多,你的心又很难满足。

作者简介

Shunryu Suzuki (1904–1971) was one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century and is truly a founding father of Zen in America. A Japanese priest of the Soto lineage, he taught in the United States from 1959 until his death. He was the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is the author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind and Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai, and he is the subject of the biography Crooked Cucumber by David Chadwick.

铃木俊隆(Shunryu Suzuki),13世纪日本曹洞宗初祖道元禅师的法脉传人。1961年在美国旧金山建立极具规模的塔撒加拉山僧院和旧金山禅院。此举带动美国本土开始广设禅修中心,并影响日本禅宗在美国的传播,进而大放异彩。

精彩书摘

The practice of Zen mind is beginner’s mind. The innocence of the first inquiry-what am I?-is needed throughout Zen practice. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities. It is the kind of mind which can see things as they are, which step by step and in a flash can realize the original nature of everything.

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. If you discriminate too much, you limit yourself. If you are too demanding or too greedy, your mind is not rich and self-sufficient.

禅修的心应该始终是一颗初心(初学者的心),因为不知道-我到底是谁?这个问题,我们才有了禅的探索。初心是空空如也的,不受各种习性的羁绊。只有保持这颗初心,随时准备好去接受、怀疑,并对所有的可能性敞开,才能如实看待万物的本然面貌,一步接着一步前进,然后在一闪念中证悟到万物的原初本性。

如果你始终带着偏见去看待事物,你的视野终将受限。如果你的欲求太多,你的心又很难满足。

 

Steve Jobs

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Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

史蒂夫·乔布斯,1955年2月24日生于美国加利福尼亚州旧金山,美国发明家、企业家、美国苹果公司联合创办人。

1976年4月1日,乔布斯签署了一份合同,决定成立一家电脑公司。1977年4月,乔布斯在美国第一次计算机展览会展示了苹果Ⅱ号样机。1997年苹果推出iMac,创新的外壳颜色透明设计使得产品大卖,并让苹果度过财政危机。2011年8月24日,史蒂夫·乔布斯向苹果董事会提交辞职申请。

乔布斯被认为是计算机业界与娱乐业界的标志性人物,他经历了苹果公司几十年的起落与兴衰,先后领导和推出了麦金塔计算机(Macintosh)、iMac、iPod、iPhone、iPad等风靡全球的电子产品,深刻地改变了现代通讯、娱乐、生活方式。乔布斯同时也是前Pixar动画公司的董事长及行政总裁。2011年10月5日,因胰腺癌病逝,享年56岁。