Opening the Hand of Thought; Approach to Zen

Opening the Hand of Thought; Approach to Zen

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by Kosho Uchiyama
     
 

Wise, clear, and searching, this collection of the writings of an iconoclastic Zen master takes a rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and to understanding the self beyond our usual notions of who we are. See more details below

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Wise, clear, and searching, this collection of the writings of an iconoclastic Zen master takes a rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and to understanding the self beyond our usual notions of who we are.

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Zen Buddhism, with its quirky appeal of paradoxical koans (such as, ``What is the sound of one hand clapping?''), resists wide popularity because of its rigorous, long-term discipline for sincere students. Here a Japanese master who worked in America tries to clarify once again the simple but excruciating method of ``just sitting,'' or zazen. The meditation hours consist in continually accepting but letting go of all thought and emotion. Ultimately, not even a satori , or moment of illumination, is enough. A joyful but disinterested compassion that unites the individual self with the universal Self is the goal. While simply written, this is not a book for beginners. In addition, the many footnotes are a distraction. For large libraries.-- Jeanne S. Bagby, formerly with Tucson P.L., Ariz.

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ISBN-13:
9780140194593
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/15/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.68(d)

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