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Originally published in 1936 and later revised in 1954 and 1958, Alan Watts's The Spirit of Zen was one of the first books to introduce the basic foundation of Zen Buddhism to English-speaking audiences. This volume still stands as one of the most lucid and concise explanations of the origins and defining principles of Zen, from its beginnings in ancient India and its later transmission to China and Japan, down to Mr. Watts's revealing portrait of life in a contemporary Japanese Zen monastery.

In The Spirit of Zen Mr. Watts describes, in plain language but without robbing the subject of its provocative subtlety, how one can prepare for a life of Zen. He explains the sacrifices and surrenders, the requisite self-control, the baffling set of spiritual exercises known as Koan, which take the form of verbak jigsaw puzzles, the importance of mental discipline, and the need to recognize the futility of mere intellectual haggling — all necessary steps along the road to Zen. Through text and illustrations, Mr. Watts examines the tea ceremony, ink-drawing, landscaping, and swordsmanship, all Zen-infused aspects of Japanese life; they give an understanding not only of Zen, but of Eastern culture in general.

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ISBN:
9780802130563
Author:
Watts, Alan W.
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Watts, A. Ed.
Author:
Watts, Alan
Author:
Watts
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Wisdom of the East series (Boston, Mass.)
Series Volume:
263-264
Publication Date:
19690531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 7 oz

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