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

ISBN-10: 0804831866

ISBN-13: 9780804831864

Edition: 1957

Authors: Peter Coyote, Nyogen Senzaki, Paul Reps

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When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Its popularity is as strong today as ever. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is a book that offers a collection of accessible, primary Zen sources so that readers can struggle over the meaning of Zen for themselves. It includes 101 Zen Stories, a collection of tales that recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries; the Gateless Gate, the famous thirteenth century collection of Zen koans; Ten Bulls, a twelfth century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment; and Centering, a 4,000 year-old teaching from India that some consider to be the roots of Zen.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1957
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 9/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660

Nyogen Senzaki, a colleague of Dr. D.T. Suzuki, was one of the first Zen masters to come from Japan to the United States. He founded the first Zen organizations in the new world, in California. He died in 1958.

Paul Reps was the author of several books of poems and prose inspired by Zen, including Zen Telegrams.Nyogen Senzaki, an internationally renowned Buddhist scholar, was a homeless monk studying and wandering the land from monastery to monastery. His wandering eventually brought him to the United States, where he lived for over 50 years.

101 Zen Stories
A cup of Tea
Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road
Is That so?
If You Love, Love Openly
No Loving-Kindness
Great Waves
The Moon Cannot be Stolen
The Last Poem of Hoshin
The Story of Shunkai
Happy Chinaman
A Buddha
Muddy Road
Shoun and His Mother
Not Far From Buddhahood
Stingy in Teaching
A Parable
The First Principle
A Mother's Advice
The Sound of one Hand
My Heart Burns Like Fire
Eshun's Departure
Reciting Sutras
Three Days More
Trading Dialogue for Lodging
The Voice of Happiness
Open Your Own Treasure House
No Water, No Moon
Calling Card
Everything is Best
Inch Time Foot Gem
Mokusen's Hand
A Smile in His Lifetime
Every-Minute Zen
Flower Shower
Publishing the Sutras
Gisho's Work
Sleeping in the Daytime
In Dreamland
Joshu's Zen
The Dead Man's Answer
Zen in a Beggar's Life
The Thief Who Became a Disciple
Right and Wrong
How Grass and Trees Become Enlightened
The Stingy Artist
Accurate Proportion
Black-Nosed Buddha
Ryonen's Clear Realization
Sour Miso
Your Light May Go Out
The Giver Should be Thankful
The Last Will and Testament
The Tea-Master and the Assassin
The True Path
The Gates of Paradise
Arresting the Stone Buddha
Soldiers of Humanity
The Tunnel
Gudo and the Emperor
In the Hands of Destiny
Kasan Sweat
The Subjugation of a Ghost
Children of His Majesty
What are You Doing! What are You Saying!
One Note of Zen
Eating the Blame
The Most Valuable Thing in the World
Learning to be Silent
The Blockhead Lord
Ten Successors
True Reformation
The Stone Mind
No Attachment to Dust
Real Prosperity
Incense Burner
The Real Miracle
Just Go to Sleep
Nothing Exists
No Work, No Food
True Friends
Time to Die
The Living Buddha and the Tubmaker
Three Kinds of Success
How to Write a Chinese Poem
Zen Dialogue
The Last Rap
The Taste of Banzo's Sword
Fire-Poker Zen
Storyteller's Zen
Midnight Excursion
A Letter to a Dying Man
A Drop of Water
Teaching the Ultimate
Tosui's Vinegar
The Silent Temple
Buddha's Zen
The Gateless Gate
Joshu's Dog
Hyakujo's Fox
Gutei's Finger
A Beardless Foreigner
Kyogen Mounts the Tree
Buddha Twirls a Flower
Joshu Washes the Bowl
Keichu's Wheel
A Buddha Before History
Seizei Alone and Poor
Joshu Ekamines A Monk in Meditation
Zuigan Calls His Own Master
Tokusan Holds His Bowl
Nansen Outs the Cat in Two
Tozan's Three Blows
Bells and Robes
Three Calls of the Emperor's Teacher
Tozan's Three Pounds
Everyday Life is the Path
The Enlightened Man
Dried Dung
Kashapa's Preaching Sign
Do not Think Good, Do not Think Not-Good
Without Words, Without Silence
Apreaching from the Third Seat
Two Monks Roll up the Screen
It is not Mind, it is not Buddha, it is not Things
Blow out the Candle
Not the Wind, not the Flag
This Mind is Buddha
Joshu Investigates
A Philosopher Asks Buddha
This Mind is not Buddha
Learning is not the Path
Two Souls
Meeting a Zen Master on the Road
A Buffalo Passes Through the Enclosure
An Oak Tree in the Garden
Ummon's Sidetrack
Tipping Over a Water Vase
Bodhidharma Pacifies the Mind
The Girl Comes out from Meditation
Shuzan's Short Staff
Basho's Staff
Who is He?
Proceed from the Top of the Pole
Three Gates of Tosotsu
One Road of Kembo
Amban's Addition
10 Bulls
The Search for the Bull
Discovering the Footprints
Perceiving the Bull
Catching the Bull
Taming the Bull
Riding the Bull Home
The Bull Transcended
Both Bull and Self Transcended
Reaching the Source
In the World
What is Zen?
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