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Zen in the Art of Archery - Eugen Herrigel, D.T. Suzuki
Zen in the Art of Archery
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Finally on Audio--a Classic of Zen Buddhist LiteratureIt is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating journey... show more
Finally on Audio--a Classic of Zen Buddhist LiteratureIt is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating journey toward a comprehension of this illuminating philosophy. In Japan, an art such as archery is not practiced solely for utilitarian purposes such as learning to hit targets. Archery is also meant to train the mind and bring it into contact with the ultimate reality. If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough. One has to trancend technique so that the art becomes an "artless art" growing out of the Unconsciousness. In this way, as the author simply, clearly demonstrates, archery becomes a path to greater understanding and enlightenment. This program is an outstanding way to experience Zen--and an intriguing, influential work of literature.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780375705090 (0375705090)
Publisher: Vintage Spiritual Classics
Pages no: 81
Edition language: English
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Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
4.0 Zen, it really has nothing to do with Archery
I've read books like this before, most of them for a class I think. Most never range more than 100 pages but they never fail to send my brain round in circles trying to really comprehend what I just read. Some bits are more clear than others, I will say, but there are plenty of passages I end up rea...
Khaleel
Khaleel rated it
A short interesting easy readable story , I read it enthusiastically because I love Zen in the first place and I had such experience in gun shooting . it happened to be that the most succeed and most precise shoots were those that had not much focusing and attention from me . even in Billiards the o...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
A "book a day" calendar selection; I think Tao of Pooh is more my speed. Much here to come back to someday.
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