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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I Have an Excuse… Born in Missouri? Something about all those “yes, but no”, “self, but not self” and all the other contradictions mentioned puts me off. Open Preview See a Problem?
Eugen Herrigel 20 March — 18 April was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in SendaiJapan, from to and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings. I would assume this book does a good job of introducing the the method of Zen. About halfway through now. After being enthralled by Zen in the Art of Archery I ran not walked to this book.
The book is organized as a series of vignettes about meditation and enlightenment that loosely tie together. The calligraphy is on p.
This was not mentioned in some thhe notes on Herrigel published by his widow, who built up his image as one concerned with the higher spiritual sphere only. Decent, but not nearly as good as his classic.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aug 16, Dawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The bit on meditation was hrlpful.
Good companion when your without your bag. According to Gershom Scholem “Herrigel joined the Nazi Party after the outbreak of the war and some of his former friends in Frankfurt, who broke with him over this issue, told me about his career as a convinced Nazi, when I enquired about him in Paul’s famous words on the topic from “One” Corinthians Thirteen. With the terror still chilling my limbs, I asked myself rather: Alarm and excitement mounted. A few sections of the book are difficult to comprehend due either to the esoteric nature of the discussion or the various filters the concepts go through before they make it to the English reader.
Any book must be written with worids or images; words and images completely fail to explain Zen. I picked up this book because I enjoyed Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery”, which is one of the best books on Buddhism that I’ve read. The sight of him was so astounding and had such a sobering effect that I remained standing beside him, then sat down and stared at him fixedly, without even asking myself what it could mean and whether it was advisable to remain.
A very brief book about Zen Buddhism written from an adept. May 29, Bornbazie Flame rated it really liked it. These notes were selected and edited by Hermann Tausend in collaboration with Gusty L. Retrieved from ” https: I was spell-bound – I don’t know by what – as though nothing could happen to me.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, the book Zen Arrow, Zen Bow: It was first published in the author’s native lan One could write a book about the wind, but if a reader had never felt a breeze, could the reader really comprehend the motion of air?
I found it extremely instructive although, along with “Zen in the Art of Archery” were my introductions to Zen. Nov 08, Reid rated it pf it Shelves: Among his papers were found voluminous notes on various aspects of Zen.
Agnieszka Parker rated it really liked it Mar 28, The numerous guests, Europeans mostly, rushed out into methoe corridor to the stairs and elevators. I was bowled over by Zen in the Art of Archery, so I ordered this one straight away Might have been better had I read ‘Zen in the Art of Archery’ first.
This is zn that I have a very difficult time with myself. Quick read, but not a very deep read. In the end, I felt like one who has read a book on the wind but has never felt a breeze. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. Published July 12th by Vintage first published January 1st Aaron Bernstein rated it really liked it Apr 06, If you enjoyed his first book, this will be of interest as well. Anyway, Eugen Herrigel didn’t exactly write this book – it’s an edited form of herrogel notes.