Shoshin (初心) is a Japanese phrase in Zen Buddhism, from 初 sho “beginning stages”and 心 shin,“heart”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness to learning, and lack of preconceptions when starting an endeavor, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.
Although the concept is surely more complex than it looks to us occidentals, the goal is not to lose the limitless meaning of “original mind”, an empty and ready mind. That includes treating every sunrise as if it was the first, for example.
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