shoshin

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 初心, meaning "beginner's mind".

Noun[edit]

shoshin (uncountable)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) An attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even at an advanced level.
    • 1997, Kathleen A. Brehony, Awakening at Midlife
      Shunryu Suzuki, the first Zen master to establish a Zen training monastery outside of Asia, describes the importance of meditation practice in order to live in the moment and achieve boundless compassion and shoshin, or beginner's mind.