Book from the Archaeological Survey of IndiaCentral Archaeological Library, New DelhiBook Number: Book Title: Method of ZenBook. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. The author investigates the philosophy, methodology, and cultural manifestations of Zen Buddhism, drawing upon his six years of training in Japan.
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For what it is, it isn’t bad- although some of the prose suffers from translation from the German. This page was last edited on 4 Augustat This advice l followed. Edoardo Ghermandi rated it really liked it Sep 12, Refresh and try again.
Despite that impossibility, I still learned something from Herrigel’s essay about it, and I think my appreciation of his earlier book was deepened by reading this one. Ryl rated it really liked it Aug 31, After Herrigel’s death, this book was created from private notebooks he maintained during that time of Zen practice.
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It is not possible to describe and explain Zen in words alone. Herrigel agrees with jethod, that’s why he wrote Zen in the Art of Archery. For his involvement in Nazism he was forbidden to teach at the University for three years after May 08, Jake rated it liked it Shelves: What prevented me from running away?
These were collected, edited and revised by Alan Watts, Hermann Tausend, and others; and published as this book. I have a difficult time with the idea of a master, pastor, guru, etc.
A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. The county library and the book store had few books on the subject. It reduces Zen to words. In the book, Herrigel only briefly mentions the Master’s name [Herrigel specifically references “the celebrated Master Kenzo Awa” on page 16 of the book ; and “the Great Master Good companion when your without your bag. I believe that anyone, through lifes experiences and gathering knowledge can obtain “enlightenment”.
This brief volume is really more an addendum to that previous book than a work that stands on its own- I think it was published after Herrigel’s death from a series of notes he had written on various aspects of Zen practice.
This is something that I have a very difficult time with myself. Aug 16, Dawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Today, there are much better books to read on the subject, but this short read is worth the time. To ask other readers questions about The Method of Zenplease sign up.
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In the meantime I was informed that it was not so easy to penetrate more deeply into Zen, because Zen had no theory and no dogma. I only read this book out of curiosity, not because I believed I could possibly understand the logic or faith behind it just by reading it. Amerika no zen wo kataru”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Wugen book is organized as a series of vignettes about meditation and enlightenment that loosely tie together. Who’s online There are currently 0 users and 2 guests online. Jul 24, Tom rated it it was ok.
He writes of salvation, a concept that seems to be derived from Christianity. There is little explanation of how one achieves Zen.