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Publisher Comments:

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is the best-selling collection of the most popular enlightenment stories, anecdotes, and koans of Zen literature, which introduced a generation of Americans to Zen. Included here are four Zen and pre-Zen classics:
  • 101 Zen Stories ?anecdotes and enlightenment stories of the great masters
  • The Gateless Gate ?forty-eight Zen koans to awaken the enlightened mind
  • The 10 Bulls, or "Ox-Herding Pictures," depicting the ten stages of awareness
  • Centering?a four-thousand-year-old Sanskrit text that may well be one of the roots of Zen thought

Review:

"Wraps up Zen as neatly as is possible." Japan Times

Review:

"Clear and entertaining...paradoxical or mixed up in that still clear Zen way." Chicago Reviews

About the Author

Paul Reps, the compiler, was an American who lived in many countries, including India, Norway, and Japan, and studied many of man's efforts to find and realize his true spiritual stature. He was the author of several books of poems and prose. He once said that he felt "the equal of each grass blade and pebble and believe that it is possible to be happy though human and grown up."

Nyogen Senzaki, a Buddhist scholar of international character to whom Reps acknowledged a deep debt of gratitude, was born in Japan. Early in life he became a "homeless monk," wandering the land and studying from Buddhist monastery to monastery. His wanderings eventually took him to America, where for over 50 years he lived in California, with no connection with any sect, denomination, or cathedral, radiating the free and creative spirit of Zen upon all who cared to share his study, meditation, wisdom, and loving kindness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570620638
Author:
Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Editor:
Senzaki, Nyogen
Author:
Reps, Paul
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Zen literature
Subject:
Zen literature -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Shambhala ed.
Edition Description:
Shambhala
Series:
Shambhala Pocket Classics
Publication Date:
November 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
4.49x2.99x.72 in. .23 lbs.

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