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Zen And The Ways

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    Available in PDF Format | Zen And The Ways.pdf | English
    Trevor Leggett(Author)
Originally published in 1978, Zen and the Ways is the first publication in a series of books published by the Buddhist Society in association with the Trevor Leggett Trust. In Japanese Zen, every activity in life, including the martial arts, flower arrangement and serving tea, are considered a field for practicing inner control, mediation and inspiration, and can be termed the 'Way' when practised in this manner. In this book, Leggett collects together translation of texts relating to this phenomenon and offers his own thoughts and observations on the subject.
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  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Trevor Leggett(Author)
  • The Buddhist Society (20 April 2017)
  • English
  • 5
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  • By keith@stallan00.freeserve.co.uk on 16 February 2000

    The first half of this book details the history and background to Japanese Zen. The tone of this section is quite academic and some prior knowledge of the History of Zen is really a prerequisite for understanding this section. The rest of the book comprises of some excellent translations of parts of Japanese works on Zen and the ways, some Koans with associated questions and stories of the ways. The "Ways" mentioned range from Judo, and fencing to calligraphy. This book certainly is not a manual on the practice of Zen or of any martial art/way, however it does form an outstanding companion to further study in these fields. Zen and the Ways is a book I would recomend to anyone wishing to deepen their knowldege of the martial ways.

  • By M. A. Ramos on 7 October 2007

    If Trevor Leggett is involved, you know the book is worth buying. This book is well written. The great strength of Mr. Leggett's writing is that he never loses sight of the practical implications of what the Masters have written. Here we have the inclusion of the classic `On Meditation' by the master Daidaku and rare translations of the Kamakura koans. You will read this book over and over again. A must for your zen library.

  • By B M Moores on 12 January 2015

    An interesting text

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