by Stuart Inman
My advice to anybody researching any tradition or system ,or any subject at all, in fact, would be much the same. The following is what I think and is for anybody who thinks as I do.
1. Assume you know nothing, then you will probably be right.
2. That which you do know will come in useful - later, that is when you
3. There is a zen phrase "beginner's mind" that expresses the proper state
4. By taking it on in its own terms, you learn what those terms are, what
5. No system exists in complete isolation, but in relation to others. This
6. While reading (books, emails, whatever) is a necessary prerequisite,
7. If you are too afraid of seeming a fool to ask questions or to
8. Having taken the trouble to learn about a system in its own terms, relate
8. In the context of any given system, this might mean that what you do
Copyright © 2003 by Stuart Inman