The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on November 6, 2011

  • Intriguing:
    One of the most memorable lines in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is Suzuki-roshi’s statement, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Suzuki didn’t want his senior students to take a seat on the cushion each morning feeling like Zen adepts who had been there and done that. He wanted them to approach meditation with the open-minded curiosity of an amateur trying it for the first time. Apple devices, you might say, are sophisticated tools for evoking, supporting, and sustaining shoshin, beginner’s mind.

    tags: steve_jobs apple zen steve_silberman neuroscience buddhism

  • Forceful critique of Amazon, not as book publisher, but as book retailer. Eg.:
    Writing has become badly debased when a $4.99 e-book is thought overpriced, but people will line up at six in the morning in front of an Apple store to pay $499 for the skinny tablet to read it on.

    tags: amazon thad_mcilroy publishing e-books

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