Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-air: The Zen Koan
Through a comprehensive introduction and twenty-one chapters centered on koans from classic collections, western literary sources, and modern encounters, this book explains the relevance of koan study to Zen training today. It illuminates the value of koans in the practice of self-realization and their aliveness within the teacher-student relationship. This collection will prove an invaluable reference on koan study for those pursuing a greater understanding of Zen Buddhism.
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Foreword by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi
Preface by Peter Muryo Matthiessen
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