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SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI (1904-1971), founder of Zen Center San Francisco and author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, was known to discourage questions about enlightenment. Once, when pressed on the subject, he replied,

What do you want to know for? You may not like it. —Suzuki Roshi

The characters for "beginner's mind" in calligraphy by Suzuki Roshi, courtesy of Weatherhill Inc.
The characters for “beginner’s mind” in calligraphy by Suzuki Roshi, courtesy of Weatherhill Inc.
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