Living Zen

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Grove Press, 1988 - Religion - 348 pages
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Living Zen is that rare achievement, both a survey of the rich history of Zen Buddhism and a guide to the practice of this most demanding and effortless art of being. The distinguished Belgian Scholar Robert Linssen offers a sage corrective to the idea that the Zen way is available only to those prepared to sit life out under the Bhodi-Tree. Gently but insistently he undermines this typically Western View, inviting and enabling us, as Christmas Humphreys puts it in his preface, to take 'the leap from thought to No-thought, from the ultimate duality of Illusion/Reality to a burst of laughter and a cup of tea.'
  

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User Review  - Peter Bourdeau - Goodreads

If there were one book I'd recommend for those seeking clarity on the subject of Buddhism in general and Zen in particular, this would be it. Read full review

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I got this book at a used store and quit halfway. I think this guy just doesn't have any idea what he's talking about. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND FRENCH EDITION
13
INTRODUCTORY NOTE
19
Summary History of Buddhism
31
n Short Historical Sketch of Zen
40
Is Buddhism a Philosophy?
46
Is Buddhism a Religion?
52
The Notion of God in Buddhism
68
vn The Nature of Things
76
xvin Nirvana Satori and the Present
157
Zen Buddhism and Everyday Life
174
xxn The Inadequacies
187
xxiil Buddhism and Social Problems
198
Similarities between Zen and Krishnamurti
236
Divergencies between Buddhism Zen and Krishnamurti
250
Commentary on a Koan
252
INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCLUSIONS
265

vin Complementarity of Physics and Psychology
93
The Force of Habit
103
MemoryHabits and the Birth of the Iprocess
113
xn Tanha or the Thirst for Becoming
127
Nirvana or Satori
138
Nirvana Satori and Lucid Love
150
The True Lettinggo effected by LoveIntelligence
300
On the Birth of Thoughts
308
Parable of the Flame and the Smoke
316
INDEX
345
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