The Little Zen Companion

The Little Zen Companion

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by David Schiller

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.--BashoSee more details below


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

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Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
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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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