Book from the Archaeological Survey of IndiaCentral Archaeological Library, New DelhiBook Number: Book Title: Method of ZenBook. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. The author investigates the philosophy, methodology, and cultural manifestations of Zen Buddhism, drawing upon his six years of training in Japan.

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This is something that I have a very difficult time with myself.

Most religions seem to have this type of person, that has a special connection that they cannot easily explain and seem to hold over the head of their followers, students, flock, etc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This was not mentioned in some biographical notes on Herrigel published by his widow, who built up his image as one concerned with the higher spiritual sphere only.

It was first published in the author’s native language and then later translated into English. Something about all those “yes, but no”, “self, but not self” and all the other contradictions o puts me off. For eugsn it is, it isn’t bad- although some of the prose suffers from translation from the German. Michael Kerley rated it liked it Jul 14, There is little explanation of how one achieves Zen.

Not like someone who hangs hack irresolutely, or who has not made up his mind, but like someone who, without fuss, was doing something – or not-doing something – perfectly naturally.


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Lists with This Book. Views Read Edit View history. Herrigel agrees with that, that’s why he wrote Egen in the Art of Archery. I have a difficult time with the idea of a master, pastor, guru, etc.

Trivia About The Method of Herfigel. The sight of him was so astounding and had such a sobering effect that I remained standing beside him, then sat down and stared at him fixedly, without even asking myself what it could mean and whether it was advisable to ekgen. I would assume this book does a good job of introducing the the method of Zen. Jun 01, Ramesh Natarajan rated it it was ok.

Herrigel is not free of the European framework with which he approaches his topic. I was spell-bound – I don’t know by what – as though nothing could happen to me. I love the idea of remaining nuetral although you may disagree with someone’s actions. There are many people in my life that I can gain wisdom from that are not in such a position. In July he returned to Germany and was given a chair in philosophy at the University of Erlangen.

Rafael Lima rated it liked it Dec 07, The bit on meditation was hrlpful.

Although I had read about Zen before, and heard a few things about it, I had oof the vaguest idea of the subject. That would be an act of hypocrisy. Ian Vance rated it liked it Jul 13, Svjetlana Sladic rated it liked it Mar 12, Awa” in the first sentence of the third paragraph in section II of the essay For his involvement in Nazism he was forbidden to teach at the University for three years after I was bowled over by Zen in the Art of Archery, so I ordered this one straight away Published July 12th by Vintage first published January 1st One could write a book about the wind, but if a reader had mtehod felt a breeze, could the reader really comprehend the motion of air?


He sought to become a Zen mystic and studied with Zen Master for six years. The book is organized as a series of vignettes about meditation and enlightenment that loosely tie together.

Eugen Herrigel

In my book Zen in the Art of Archery I have given an account of this course of instruction. Books by Eugen Herrigel. Ryl rated it really liked it Aug 31, What prevented me from running away?

Might have been better had I read ‘Zen in the Art of Archery’ first. Buddhismus in der deutschen Kultur. In a sense, then, this book is at odds with what it attempts to teach. Oct 16, Wayward Child rated it did not like it.