Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Came Across This Today

I read this in the intro to a book on Sufism, and it is just too good not to share. Perhaps Osama bin Ladin should be reminded of it...

My heart has become capable of every form:
It is a pasture for gazelles,
And a monastery for Christian monks,
And a temple for idols,
And the pilgrim's Ka'ba,
And the tablets of the Torah,
And the Book of the Qur'an.
I follow the religion of Love:
Whatever way Love's camel takes,
That is my religion and my faith.

-Ibn Arabi, Sufi Master
Now that I read it again, may I be reminded of it everyday, as well.