Aaron's Reviews > Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps
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Sep 17, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy-religion, sets-the-standard
Read in December, 2008

Just as the subtitle says, this book is divided into four parts, each expressing Zen Buddhist writing in a different format. I have read a fair amount of writing on or about Zen, and this is probably the only book I would strongly recommend to everyone interested. The only other book on this caliber would be The Zen Monastic Experience, but that was not about Zen literature but Zen monks' lifestyle and practice.

One of my former coworkers gave this to me as a going away gift, saying it changed his life when he first read it decades ago. It held up well for him, and I can see why.
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