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Zen is a way of life, a religion, and an aesthetic, as well as one of the oldest and most profound religious philosophies in the world. This program presents selections from some of the best-known works in the Zen canon. 101 Zen Stories recounts actual experiences with Zen spanning five centuries. The Gateless Gate is a 13th-century collection of mind problems used in the practice of Zen. 10 Bulls is a 12th-century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment.

What is Zen? Listen to Paul Reps' compilation for the answer.

(P)1997 Audio Literature; ©1957 in Japan by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc.

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  • Jacob Green
  • 18-11-2016

All should read

An impressive work. Read it in my youth, older ears heard much more. Thank you.

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  • C
  • 12-12-2018

Zenly unstructured.

Fluid arrangements, non structured. I think it is supposed to be so for listeners to unlearn what is learned. Seek nothing as enlightenment not from this audiobook but from within. Super paradoxical and meaning can come later. I guess the English translation may have been less accurate but is close. No expectations no need to understand, just let it be a humours or enjoyable listening. Bonus if it really helps you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2019

Great for the intermediate learning of Zen.

Loved it. I get the opportunity to open my mind every time I hear it.

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  • World Inferno
  • 25-06-2018

I liked this alot

beautifully read definitely one of my favorite audible books might be missing the very last section in the paper back though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-2020

i see bones, and the foot print of patriarchs, but

i see bones, and the foot print of patriarchs, but. i see bones, and the foot print of patriarchs, but i see bones, and the foot print of patriarchs, but

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-2020

Wonderful performance by Peter Coyote

Although the audiobook is read wonderfuly, it's an abridged version; this version features only two of the four books that were compiled in the original. In this audiobook you can find 101 Zen Stories and The Gateless Gate, but it's lacking 10 Bulls and Centering. It's a wonderful listen regardless.

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  • Kathryn
  • 03-01-2020

Zen explored in story.

Challenging, entertaining, amusing and read without the least pretention. wonderful stories to question and share.

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  • Thomas
  • 18-09-2018

Awesome and Someless

Awesome and Someless! I did miss the 112 meditation revealed to Paul Reps by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This is the gold mine of the original work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-06-2015

Zazen is everyday living.

Full of Emptiness. Empty is full within. Long time short time. Swim on the surface with your feet on the bottom.

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