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One book... One quote.

What book changed your way of thinking!

If you where trapped on a ..... Which book would you take if you had only one choice. ( no porn or survival books )

What should the rest of us read that we might have missed!

Here is the catch, you get one pick and a reasonably (small) quote.

The idea is to share what book the rest of us need to read, but not make it overwhelming down the road.

Starting with the title might help. If it's hard to find ,and you know where to find it ,point us in the direction.

This is not about quantity it's about quality!

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The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War,

Munenori, Yagyu (1600s)

"The heart of those on the Way is like a mirror ,empty and clear,being mindless and yet not failing to accomplish anything."

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The Zen Teaching of Bhodidharma, translarted by Red Pine.

"Everything good has awareness for its root."

"If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both."

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The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Tun-Huang manuscripts)

"Although enlightenment [bodhi] is originally pure,

Creating the mind that seeks it is then delusion." (sec. 36 )

The Master Hui-neng

http://www.fodian.net/world/Platform_Sutra_Yampolsky.pdf

It doesn't have to be "The Book " just a good book ,sutra...ect. I see all these great quotes on the forum ,and I have never read most of them. This thread was an attempt at finding some guidance. When I said one book , one quote ... You either know you can post as many books as are appropriate ( I was thinking one per post would be easy to read) ,or you don't ,and you have one book to suggest. The whole "The same man can't read/ suggest the same book twice" applies... Pardon my paraphrasing.

Thanks benos! Found it for free just added (.pdf). Adding the translator is a good point !

The Zen Teaching of Bhodidharma, translarted by Red Pine

http://selfdefinition.org/zen/Zen%20Teaching%20of%20Bodhidharma%20-%20trans.%20Red%20Pine%20-%20Clearscan.pdf

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Have you found my Maku mozo! page:

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/attention.html

The archive liinks are loaded with action-packed quotes.[/

I have and it's one of the reasons I started this thread. I get a new Maku Mozo quote every few days via email and almost always I have never heard it before ! The quotes got my interest, but tracking down where they come from has been hit or miss using the Internet.

The archives is the only reason my email inbox is not still full. I was saving them all so I could reflect on them later ( it was getting out of hand).

The Maku Mozo mailer is awesome!

I'm laying in my hammock listing to the wind-chimes and reading The Zen Teaching of Bhodidharma, translarted by Red Pine... This thread is off to a good start !

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"The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hahn

best quote would be the title, IMHO.... :D

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