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

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Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki
Shambhala, 1994 - Religion - 285 pages
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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p. 18, #14 Muddy Road This is an interesting tale about monks and females and how to treat them; it is one of my favorite tales and one I remember to relate as the occasion arises. Read full review

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I remember being quite inspired by this book, but details are sketchy. I'll have to give it a re-read, at some point. Read full review

Contents

Zen Stories
101
Bulls by Kakuan
237
What Is Zen?
284
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