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

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Zen Buddhism conveys its profound truths through epigrams, parable and brief enigmatic and often amusing stories of the masters. In addition to 101 ... Show synopsis

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royschelper

Delightful work

by royschelper on Apr 20, 2007

This brief work is perhaps the most eloquent introduction to Zen that I have ever read. It is a compilation of Zen/Tao stories, koans (zen riddles), and antecdotes. Many of the very short selections are quite entertaining on their own without even considering their Zen aspect. I first read this book decades ago but time has not diminished its value. The translations of these ancient Chinese and Japanese texts is a worthwhile read. I strongly recommend this book to anybody with even the slightest interest in Oriental philosophy.

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