Book from the Archaeological Survey of IndiaCentral Archaeological Library, New DelhiBook Number: Book Title: Method of ZenBook. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. The author investigates the philosophy, methodology, and cultural manifestations of Zen Buddhism, drawing upon his six years of training in Japan.

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The numerous guests, Europeans mostly, rushed out into the corridor to the stairs and elevators. Today, there are much better books to read on the subject, but this short read is worth the time. The calligraphy is on p.

Herrigel, the author’s wife who studied Japanese flower arranging and were published in German under the title Der Zen-Weg. I believe that anyone, through lifes experiences and gathering knowledge can obtain “enlightenment”. Feb 13, John Mccullough rated it herrigeo was amazing. I found no satisfactory answer. At the time, finding Lf books was difficult. For what it is, it isn’t bad- although some of the prose suffers from translation from the German.

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Ian Vance rated it liked it Jul zn, After Herrigel’s death, this book was created from private notebooks he maintained during that time of Zen practice. In July he returned to Germany and was given a chair in philosophy at the University of Erlangen. Herrigel is not free of the European framework with which he approaches his topic.

The hope of penetrating into Zen- which had made my decision to go to Japan very much easier – changed, as a result of this dramatic experience, into the intention to start without further delay.


There are many people in my life that I can gain wisdom from that are not in such a position. Read this book if and only if you want to learn about Hergigel philosophy.

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Mar 30, Ivana added it. Good companion when your without your bag. Among his papers were found voluminous notes on various aspects of Zen. Recent blog posts Namijujijime, Gyakujujijime, or Katajujijime? Something about all those “yes, but no”, “self, but not self” and all the other contradictions mentioned puts me off. With the terror still chilling my limbs, I asked myself rather: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, the book Zen Arrow, Zen Bow: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Anyway, Eugen Herrigel didn’t exactly write this book – it’s an edited form of his notes.

Why did I not follow an instinctive impulse? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For his involvement in Nazism he was forbidden to teach at the University for three years after Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In a section on the nature of love in Zen Buddhism, he fundamentally restates St. The book is organized as a series of vignettes about meditation and enlightenment that loosely tie together. Retrieved from ” https: I was more concerned with the mysticism of Zen, with the way that led beyond the “unassailability.

If you enjoyed his first book, this will be of interest as well.

Ryl rated it really liked it Aug 31, I wanted to tell the colleague with whom I had been talking to hurry up, when I noticed to my astonishment that he te sitting there unmoved, hands folded, eyes nearly closed, as though none of it concerned him. Jul 24, Tom rated it it was ok. T rated it really liked it Apr 02, In the end, I felt like one who has read a book on the wind but has never felt a breeze. This later formed the core of his most famous work Zen in the Art of Archery.

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I was advised to turn to one of the arts which were most strongly influenced by Zen, and thus to make contact with it by a slow and roundabout route.

I wonder whether Professor Herrigel would have approved. I was bowled over by Zen in the Art of Archery, so I ordered this one straight away Agnieszka Parker rated it really liked it Mar 28, I have a difficult time with the idea of a master, pastor, guru, etc.

After being enthralled by Zen in the Art of Archery I ran not walked to this book. In the book, Herrigel only briefly mentions the Master’s name [Herrigel specifically references “the celebrated Master Kenzo Awa” on page 16 of the book ; and “the Great Master Oct 16, Wayward Child rated it did not like it. I did some previous research on the subject, of course, but that is still not enough.

These notes were selected and edited by Hermann Tausend in collaboration with Gusty L.