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The Essence of Zen

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The inspirational thoughts contained in this book will help you see life through 'Zen eyes', freeing you from fruitless regrets, desires and anxieties - and helping you appreciate every moment of your life on earth.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 30th 2005 by The Five Mile Press (first published September 2005)
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Ricky
Feb 27, 2010 Ricky rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: buddhists, zen buddhists, haiku poets, senryu poets, tanka poets, students, general readers
Recommended to Ricky by: Barnes & Noble Bookstores
Since I purchased it on impulse one day from the bargain bin at a major bookstore, I just keep returning to this book time and again. Zen is simplicity itself which makes Maggie's small collection of quotations from students and practitioners and zen-like writers from around the world such a charm. There are many books I paid far more to own from which I've gained far, far less. In it, you'll find what I feel is indispensible wisdom from thinkers and writers both historical and contemporary. If ...more
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Quotes and koans from various Zen Masters and other teachers from related discipline.

Three things are essential
great doubt
great faith, and
great perseverance
~ Zen saying
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