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Zen in the Art of Archery

Eugen Herrigel

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Description:

This intriguing, influential work of literature-an outstanding way to experience Zen. It is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating journey toward a comprehension of this illuminating philosophy. In Japan, an art such as archery is not practiced solely for utilitarian purposes such as learning to hit targets. Archery is also meant to train the mind and bring it into contact with the ultimate reality. If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an "artless art" growing out of the Unconsciousness. In this way, as the author simply, clearly demonstrates, archery becomes a path to greater understanding and enlightenment.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ralph Blum

Length:

1h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33