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So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery is still popular so long after it first publication in 1953. Herrigel, a philosophy professor, spent six years studying archery and flower-arranging in Japan, practicing every day, and struggling with foreign notions such as "eyes that hear and ears that see." In a short, pithy narrative, he brings the heart of Zen to perfect clarity--intuition, imitation, practice, practice, practice, then, boom, wondrous spontaneity fusing self and art, mind, body, and spirit. Herrigel writes with an attention to subtle profundity and relates it with a simple artistry that itself carries the signature of Zen. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is fine, average thus three stars in expressing Zen as practiced as an art, in this book via Martial arts, the Art of Archery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David H. Gilstrap
Shipped fast. Exactly what it said it was. No complaints. Thanks!Published 2 months ago by matt foote
A wonderful little book that delves into the power and benefits of Zen in an honest and clear story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. M. Blons