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One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages
     

One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages

by Rafe Martin, Junko Morimoto
 
The stories in this collection come from the Zen Buddhist tradition--from tales told by the Buddha himself to anecdotes from the lives of the Zen masters of China and Japan who helped pass on the Buddha's teachings.

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The stories in this collection come from the Zen Buddhist tradition--from tales told by the Buddha himself to anecdotes from the lives of the Zen masters of China and Japan who helped pass on the Buddha's teachings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This thought-provoking collection, designed ``for the tender heart that children and adults naturally share,'' provides a window onto the contemplative nature of Buddhism. The selections offer many layers of meaning for different levels of interest. Whether they concern a baby fish asking a wise old fish to explain the sea ("When you swim you reveal its presence. It's just because it's so close to you that it's very hard to see") or a would-be swordsman who must first learn patience before he learns his desired skill, the stories all illumine, stimulate, instruct and ultimately hint at ageless truths. Like beads on a necklace, the stories are strung together and unified by Morimoto's (My Hiroshima) agile illustrations. Her diverse styles range from watercolors to pen-and-ink, from charcoals to cartoons. Gracefully compiled and beautifully designed, this is a one-of-a-kind book. All ages. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847818532
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.45(d)

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