The Zen Experience
by Thomas Hoover
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
Beginning with Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism it shows Zen as it was created by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries. Gradual and sudden enlightenment, shock enlightenment, the koan, the migration of Zen to Japan. With anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work restores Zen to its living, human form.
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by Thomas Hoover - Random House
Hoover provides an excellent introduction to the aesthetics of Japanese culture. Zen History, Zen, Haiku, Ceramics, Archery, Landscape Garden, Stone Garden, Ink Landscape Scroll, Zen Architecture, Sword, Katana, No Theater, Noh Theater, etc.
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No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this volume. Confucius, a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, speaks with clarity and brilliance.
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The strangest figure that meets us in the annals of Oriental thought is that of Confucius. To the popular mind he is the founder of a religion, and yet he has nothing in common with the great religious teachers of the East.
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