A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master by Katsuki Sekida

By Katsuki Sekida

Edited by way of Marc Allen

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Katsuki Sekida used to be either a superb author and an excellent Zen grasp, and his books on Zen are one of the so much complete ever written in English. In those pages, his former scholar Marc Allen culls the best items from the unique works to create a superbly readable, brilliantly illuminating advisor to Zen meditation.

It starts off with a precis of Zen, maintains with a whole direction in Zen meditation, and ends with reviews on a Zen vintage, looking for the lacking Ox. particular practices are featured all through, similar to “One-Minute Zazen” and different gem stones which are the results of a life of examine. for college kids of Zen either new and outdated, Sekida’s teachings are an never-ending resource of perception and knowledge.

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See ante, 8. W e think there has here been a general raisconoeption of the form of this shrine. B6mueat translates 七 重 by “ septstages," and Mr. Bsal has put it into English as “ seven stories” (sic). Now 重 may mean a storey,but it also means a section or part of a suite mea6ured horizontally. W e are further borne out in this view by the occurrence of the same word in a subsequent sentence— “得 作 兩 重 遠 they made it of two oompartments in extent^ not in height* If, however, Kfemueafs emendation of 還 for 遠 is admitted, we shall be unable to claim this support.

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