Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subjec
So peaceful! Oriental gardens must have 3 elements symbolizing heaven, earth (and man) and water. The rock represents earth (island), the ripples represent water, and usually a tree represents heaven (higher than the other two elements) So I was taught.