Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

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Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki
Shambhala, 1994 - Religion - 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  - Bernie Gourley - Goodreads

Great bathroom reading for those times you want to contemplate lessons of the mind and right living. It is arranged in tiny vignettes and dialogues. The book is densely packed with insight. Many of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joan DeArtemis - Goodreads

You do not need to be a Buddhist for this book to work its magic on you. All you need is an open mind, and the desire to find a more peaceful way to be in the world. Here is how I use this book: Every ... Read full review


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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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