About the Author
Suzuki, best known as the man who brought Zen classics to the West, sheds light on all phases of a monks experience, from being refused admittance at the door to finally understanding the meaning of ones koan. Suzuki explains the initiation ceremony, the act of begging, and the life of prayers, meditation, and service. Suzukis introduction, written in 1964, sheds light on his personal history as a young man encountering Zen thought, and the illustrations, by Zenchu Sato, reveal Satos experiences in a Zendo. Suzuki also includes stories from ancient Zen masters to show how others have trained in this tradition.