Eugen Herrigel

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Eugen Herrigel


Born
in Lichtenau bei Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
March 20, 1884

Died
April 18, 1955

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Eugen Herrigel was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan, from 1924 to 1929 and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings. He was a member of the Militant League for German Culture and a convinced Nazi.

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Zen in the Art of Archery

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The Method of Zen

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Zen

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Zen and the art of shooting...

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“Don't think of what you have to do, don't consider how to carry it out!" he exclaimed. "The shot will only go smoothly when it takes the archer himself by surprise.”
Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery

“What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen.”
Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery

“The right art," cried the Master, "is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen.”
Eugen Herrigel

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