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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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27 years since first taste, even more delicious

about to press play again.. Thankyou father for introducing, also "power of chi" by Michael Page

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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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  • Mr Nope
  • 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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  • John C Schupp
  • 26-08-2021

Great stories.

Sometimes it is better to learn something through stories rather than reading a book.

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  • 18-05-2021

cuts off

the recording cuts off early needs to be fixed as content is missing from it

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  • Daniel L. Grenemyer Sr.
  • 16-03-2021

Great Zen Stories

A joy to listen to with many teachers giving their views on their zen way of life. It's a great work of art.

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  • 11-02-2021

not good driving material.

better to read one snip at a time and contemplate. fill five more unnecessary words.

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  • Kevin
  • 19-12-2020

Lovely.

This audio book has become a companion of mine. It often travels alongside me, as a guest, on my journey.

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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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