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Jan 3, 2023, 12:34:28 AM1/3/23

in Japan the word [Shoshin] is not associated with Zen , (Buddhism) or with Dogen. (and certainly not with S.Suzuki)

The word and concept is such a common(place) one that there is NO Wikipedia page for it (in JP).

is there another instance of this phenomenon ? --------- (e.g.) a German philosophical concept is found in Wikipedia pages of many languages ------------ but NOT in German !
>> Shoshin

>> Shoshin est un terme japonais qui signifie « esprit du débutant », utilisé dans le bouddhisme zen et dans les arts martiaux (budo)1.
C'est une attitude d'humilité que le pratiquant doit conserver tout au long de sa progression, quel que soit son niveau atteint.

>> C'était une des expressions favorites de Dogen 2.


Shoshin (Japanese: 初心) is a concept from Zen Buddhism meaning beginner's mind. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying, even at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. The term is especially used in the study of Zen Buddhism and Japanese martial arts,[1] and was popularized outside of Japan by Shunryū Suzuki's 1970 book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.


Mark (6:4-6) KJV ---------- But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief.
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