Zen flesh, zen bones: a collection of Zen and pre-Zen writings

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Shambhala, 1994 - Philosophy - 285 pages
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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

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

User Review  - Jenifer - Goodreads

I am not a student of Zen, but I enjoyed this collection. I recently took it on a bike tour with my partner, and we read from the 101 Zen Stories and The Gateless Gate together in the evenings. What ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jenifer Rune - Goodreads

I am not a student of Zen, but I enjoyed this collection. I recently took it on a bike tour with my partner, and we read from the 101 Zen Stories and The Gateless Gate together in the evenings. What ... Read full review

Contents

Zen Stories
101
Bulls bv Kakuan
237
What Is Zen?
284
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About the author (1994)

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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