From Publishers Weekly
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This is one of the best Rinzai Zen books on the market. The author is funny, wise, and moving. He tells stories - a rarity in spiritual books like this. Read morePublished 4 days ago by speedreader
This work tricked me pretty well--it presented itself as something of a tome on humility and spiritual growth, but it actually turned out to be a series of autobiographical stories... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Cue.
Still mulling what I think of this book. It is fascinating. I'm glad I read it. It puts an interesting spin on monk life and it is well written/translated. It is historical. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bob Farrell
Soko Morinaga was a humble monk with deep realization, and I find these transcriptions of his talks move me deeply. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Christine von Briesen
What hooked me in this book by Morinaga Roshi is his story, as a young man, that which was assumed to be true, I.e., belief in the just war, and the disillusionment that followed. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kay Myers
Well written, excellently translated. Humorous, serious, deep and informative. But more than any of those, its inspiring. Highly recommended read.Published 14 months ago by HappyKnitter
Although presented from a Zen perspective, what is written here is the revelation of a person who grasped the truth of existence and lived it moment by moment. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Walker
Very few people are historically known to achieve enlightenment. A book by a person who did achieve enlightenment is absolutely worth reading. Read morePublished 20 months ago by hty8341
If you're interested in an account of Zen training from a personal point of view, this book does exactly that.Published 22 months ago by Upasaka Heng He