Shunryu Suzuki: Nothing comes from outside your mind

 

Nothing comes from outside your mind.

Usually we think of our mind
as receiving impressions
and experiences from outside,
but that is not a true understanding
of our mind.

The true understanding
is that the mind includes everything;
when you think something comes from outside

it means only that something
appears in your mind.
Nothing outside yourself
can cause any trouble.

You yourself make the waves in your mind.
If you leave your mind as it is,
it will become calm.

This mind is called big mind.

– Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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