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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugen Herrigel Narrator: Ralph Blum Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This intriguing, influential work of literature—an outstanding way to experience Zen—is now available in audio.

It is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating journey toward a comprehension of this illuminating philosophy. In Japan, an art such as archery is not practiced solely for utilitarian purposes such as learning to hit targets. Archery is also meant to train the mind and bring it into contact with the ultimate reality. If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an “artless art” growing out of the Unconsciousness. In this way, as the author simply, clearly demonstrates, archery becomes a path to greater understanding and enlightenment.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy Edwards | 2/11/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books! A beautiful description of teaching in a true mentor-style. Written by a German philosopher, it is one of the more accessible (understandable) books on Eastern Zen. Packed with jewels of wisdom! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chaffee Viets | 1/31/2014

    " An interesting look at the concept of Zen from a Westerner's point of view. Major flaw was that the first chapter is ultra philosophical and inaccessible to most readers. However, the remaining portion of the book has much to say about patience, trusting those with wisdom, and not always needing a firm black or white, concrete answer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne Blocker | 1/27/2014

    " Slainger's Glass family led me to Zen and I spent years hitting targets without trying. In our business, I quit making appointmentments and plans and started just running in to people. From this came a business policy of structured serendipity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Lapierre | 1/25/2014

    " Simpler, more direct, and a whole hell of a lot less pretentious than Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which of course was partially inspired by this. "

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