Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

by Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki
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Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings by Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is the best-selling collection of the most popular enlightenment stories, anecdotes, and koans of Zen literature, which introduced a generation of Americans to Zen. Included here are four Zen and pre-Zen classics: 101 Zen Stories —anecdotes and enlightenment stories of the great masters The Gateless Gate —forty-eight Zen koans to awaken the enlightened mind The 10 Bulls, or "Ox-Herding Pictures," depicting the ten stages of awareness Centering—a four-thousand-year-old Sanskrit text that may well be one of the roots of Zen thought

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804806442
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
Publication date: 01/01/1957
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)

About the Author

Paul Reps was the author of several books of poems and prose inspired by Zen, including "Zen Telegrams,"
Nyogen Senzaki, an internationally renowned Buddhist scholar, was a homeless monk, studying and wandering the land from monastery to monastery. His wandering eventually brought him to the United States, where he lived for over 50 years.

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Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great. I read this book often. Peace.
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RBLackmore More than 1 year ago
The Zen Flesh Zen Bones' collection of the most powerful koans and stories is a must for any stage of spiritual understanding. These koans and stories are not puzzles but rather they express the extremely simplicity of zen.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This volume is for anyone in need of inner peace, regardless of religious affiliation. Just letting your mind massage these words can be all it takes for a peaceful walk through the thorns of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many ways to explore zen: academic, deep thought, group therapy style, chanting, sudden enlightenment through eating ice cream or playing with a child.... But of the books I've read on the topic, this is the easiest to 'use.' You can absorb small bits of zen detachment or go for a whole big bite of philosophic gooey Japanese sweets. Definitely not for the Suzuki-san academics, but tasty and portable for the rest of us.