By Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

ISBN-10: 1614290474

ISBN-13: 9781614290476

Abandon your valuable delusions and hit the line with some of the most vital Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of self-importance, energy, and cash, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused to simply accept an everlasting place as a temple abbot, regardless of repeated bargains. as a substitute, he lived a touring, "homeless" lifestyles, going from temple to temple, scholar to scholar, instructing and educating and not permitting himself to stray from his selected direction. he's accountable for making Soto Zen on hand to the typical humans outdoors of monasteries.

His teachings are brief, sharp, and strong. continually transparent, usually humorous, and occasionally uncomfortably with reference to domestic, they jolt us into awakening.

Kosho Uchiyama expands and explains his teacher's knowledge together with his remark. informed in Western philosophy, he attracts parallels among Zen teachings and the Bible, Descartes, and Pascal. Shohaku Okumura has additionally additional his personal remark, grounding his teachers’ energy and sagacity for the modern, Western practitioner.

Experience the undying, useful knowledge of 3 generations of Zen masters.

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