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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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

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

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

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entertaining book, will satisfy any zen lover. 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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