The Simple Mind ~February 28th.

Via on Feb 28, 2011

“Big mind is something to express, not something to figure out. Big mind is something you have, not something you seek for…

Only because you seek to gain something through rigid formal practice does it become a problem for you. But if we appreciate whatever problem we have as an expression of big mind, it is not a problem anymore. Sometimes our problem is that big mind is very complicated; sometimes big mind is too simple to figure out. That is also big mind. But because you try to figure out what big mind is, because you want to simplify the complicated big mind, it becomes a problem for you. So whether you have a problem in your life or not depends upon your attitude, your own understanding…” ~from Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Alan Watts explains Zen… The video is animated by Trey Parker and Matt Stone from South Park… Prepare to have your mind blown!

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3 Responses to “The Simple Mind ~February 28th.”

  1. What an incredibly brilliant video! Wow! Thank you for sharing it! I am still wondering if I am more like googly prickles or prickly goo. 😉

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