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Great Doubt: The Spirit of Self Inquiry
     

Great Doubt: The Spirit of Self Inquiry

by Shikan Sensei Roger Hawkins, Roger Hawkins
 
Great Doubt--known as one of the three pillars of Zen--contains words of doubt that bring us faith. Wonder of all wonders, it turns out to be a Zen book about God that constantly brings us back to the big questions, i.e., is there any difference between God and the awakening we so fervently clamor after in Zen? Great Doubt does nothing less than carve out a new niche

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Great Doubt--known as one of the three pillars of Zen--contains words of doubt that bring us faith. Wonder of all wonders, it turns out to be a Zen book about God that constantly brings us back to the big questions, i.e., is there any difference between God and the awakening we so fervently clamor after in Zen? Great Doubt does nothing less than carve out a new niche in Western Dharma. In short, simple chapters packed with the wisdom of a teacher who cut his eye teeth at San Francisco Zen Center in the glory days, this manual manages to combine East with West, psychotherapy with Zen, and your mother's wisdom with the Buddha's. These lessons will stand the test of time. Hawkins' mix of Eastern Zen and Western psychology gives the reader a unique view into both the human psyche and the heart. If we take this book to heart, it is not easy reading. And yet it is effortless. Great Doubt is a book of intense little Dharma talks: we don't take notes; we simply let the Dharma wash over us. Not to be missed if you believe your inner wisdom can guide you. The author challenges old perceptions and entreats us to stop thinking and start knowing. Advanced praise for the book by a respected Zen teacher and editors--Lou Mitsunen Nordstrom and Parabola Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692007716
Publisher:
Cloud Cottage Editions
Publication date:
10/20/2010
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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