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“Robert Linssen finally gives a sensible explanation of what Zen is all about.” –Saturday Review
‘suzuki’s works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism that recent decades have produced . . ….
From the best-selling author of What the Buddha Taught, the fascinating story of the Buddhist monks’ life of service.
“An exceptional piece of work—large, mythic, specific, personal, rooted, wild, hungry, full of open heart.” —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
“Translator Kaz Tanahashi and storyteller Peter Levitt have given these stories a subtle American-Zen flavor, and although this collections has a 1500-year pedigree ….
‘somebody comes into the Zen center with a lighted cigarette, walks up to the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes…
“I believe that few readers of this book will fail to be moved by Palden Gyatso’s story and the tenacity and dedication it displays….
‘magnificent, inspiring! . . . This excellent book has come to me personally as an illuminating text, despite my close on sixty years’ concern…