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Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings - Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings
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When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Its popularity is as strong today as... show more
When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Its popularity is as strong today as ever.Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is a book that offers a collection of accessible, primary Zen sources so that readers can struggle over the meaning of Zen for themselves. It includes 101 Zen Stories, a collection of tales that recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries; The Gateless Gate, the famous thirteenth century collection of Zen koans; Ten Bulls, a twelfth century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment; and Centering, a 4,000 year-old teaching from India that some consider to be the roots of Zen.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780804831864 (0804831866)
ASIN: 804831866
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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This anthology of Zen stories and quotes was my first exposure to Buddhist ideas. I read it in High School and it had a huge impact on my way of thinking.
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