The Little Zen Companion [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.--Basho

A compilation of quotes, phrases, stories, koan, haiku, poetry, and other words whose maverick Zen spirit point to a different way of looking at the world. Schiller's work combines the feeling and format of a meditation book with 2,500 years of wisdom, from Lao-tzu to Gertrude Stein.

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The Little Zen Companion

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Overview

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.--Basho

A compilation of quotes, phrases, stories, koan, haiku, poetry, and other words whose maverick Zen spirit point to a different way of looking at the world. Schiller's work combines the feeling and format of a meditation book with 2,500 years of wisdom, from Lao-tzu to Gertrude Stein.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761164364
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/2/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 796,277
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

David Schiller is an author of eclectic interests whose books include The Little Zen Companion, All-American Carioke, and The Runaway Beard. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, three children, and (only) three guitars.
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This book doesn't presume to define Zen, but instead to offer a taste of Zen's way of looking at the world: where the best moment is now, where things
  • are
  • what they seem to be, where we see with the refreshing directness of a child and not through eyes grown stale from routine. The sayings, poems, parables, stories and other words that follow have been chosen for their power to suggest, and also for the surprising pleasures of their language. Some are serious, some irreverent, some beautifully evocative. Some might be puzzling--when words are used not to communicate an idea, but as tools to plant a wordless truth, some pretty strange things can happen. (from the author's introduction)

Excerpted from The Little Zen Companion. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2000

    Handy Dandy Little Book

    Fun and intriguing book. A great pocket buddy for everyday life.

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