One of the first books I had ever read about Buddhism was Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki. I was in college and saw good reviews about it on Amazon. I got the book and read it, and thought it was amazing, even though I didn’t really understand it. I think Shunryu Suzuki’s book left favorable seeds that would later sprout later.
I really like this video with Shunryu Suzki about the difference between sound and noise. Its a very clear instruction on how to approach and question our everyday experiences. This brief clip of Shunryu Suzuki is only a few minutes but I found very profound when I applied it to my mindstream, very helpful in being more present. I wish I had youtube and his short clips before I had initially picked up his book, I think it would have cleared up my earlier confusion =D