“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.” -Shunryu Suzuki The following statements have been debated to the rank of irritation: “You must …

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“Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If we put salt into the water, it becomes salty; sugar, it becomes sugar water. … But originally the water is clear. No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem.”  -Seung …

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“Learn to distinguish what should be done and what should not be done; the clever soul will always select his opportunity.” -Nagarjuna The true purpose of shooting is to know where every shot will hit the target—before it does. Call Every …

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“Ramana Maharshi ended a story by telling me: To be calm is the greatest asset in the world. It’s the greatest power you can have. If you can only learn to be calm you will solve every problem. This is …

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“When you are not sitting quietly, you may be distracted without knowing it; but once you are aware of it, distraction itself becomes a mechanism for getting rid of distraction.”-T’ai i chin hua tsung chih Distractions disable us because we …

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“I may perceive the world just like you, but you believe to be in it, while I see it as an iridescent drop in the vast expanse of consciousness.” -Nisargadatta Maharaj Belief creates your reality. Because humans created language, does it …

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“We overlook the simplicity in front of us.”  -Tenzin Palmo The vague state produced from not being aware of only one thing prohibits decisive action. At the beginning of a stage, beware of staring absentmindedly at the first target. Avoid …

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“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”-Lao Tzu As often as you can remember, be fully attentive.  Attention negates thinking. When you are aware, you cannot worry. Becoming self-aware turns off your mind and, with it, your …

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”-Lao Tzu I was walking behind the goal of a soccer field. The goalie missed blocking a shot and the ball was speeding right at me, just skimming the grass…  In that instant …

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”-Mark Twain In any performance related activity, there are three distinct elements at work. In order of importance, they are attitude, fundamentals, and technique.  In the highly accomplished practitioner, all …

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