Good + 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 108pp. 1979 reprint of first paperback edition. Translated from German by R.F.C. Hull. Foreword by Dr. D.T. Suzuki. Book in good, cleaan condition with some small brown marks on page edges and on front flyleaf. Cover has marks, rubbing and light score-marks but is generally good for its age. A small classic text, the first by a westerner to try to explain Japanese Zen-this the author does by comparing it to the art of archery, which the Japanese understand not as a sport but as a religious ritual-as spiritual exercises whose aim consists in hitting a spiritual goal. A simple, vivid account of personal experience.
Near Fine. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Archery, like all other arts as they are studies in Japan, is meant to train the mind; indeed to bring it into contact with the ultimate reality. Helps bring the Westerner nearer to comprehending a strange but somewhat unapproachable Eastern method. Foreword by Daisetz T. Suzuki. Translated from the German by R.F.C. Bull. Reprinted. Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd 1979. 108pp pb inscription on pre-title, near fine.
A great recount of the author's experience and tutelage under Zen masters practicing kyundo, Japanese archery. The Zen proverbs that crop up occasionally are worth the cover price themselves. This book provides a good look into Zen Buddhism results without requiring any commitment (other than buying the book). An easy read, but very philosophical in its minimalism, just like Zen.
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