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Opening the hand of thought : approach to Zen

Author: Kōshō Uchiyama; Shōhaku Okumura; Tom Wright; Jishō Cary Warner
Publisher: New York : Arkana, 1993.
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"Wise, clear, and searching, Opening the Hand of Thought brings together the writings of an iconoclastic Japanese Zen master. Kōshō Uchiyama takes a more rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and understands the self beyond our usual notions of who we are--the self that wholeheartedly lives out the truth of life. He attempts to answer the essential question: How do  Read more...
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Uchiyama, Kōshō, 1912-1998.
Opening the hand of thought
(OCoLC)988562056
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kōshō Uchiyama; Shōhaku Okumura; Tom Wright; Jishō Cary Warner
ISBN: 0140194592 9780140194593
OCLC Number: 28066329
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "Portions of this book first appeared in a different English language translation in the author's Approach to Zen: The Reality of Zazen, Japan Publications, 1973"--Title page verso.
"Includes translation of Seimei no jitsubutsu, Zazen no jissai, Gendai bunmei, Zazen, Gudō."--Title page verso.
"Penguin original."--Cover.
Description: xix, 233 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Undeniable reality. Foundations of a redefined life --
Practice and persimmons --
The reality of zazen. The meaning of zazen --
The reality of zazen --
The reality of sesshin --
The true self of the zazen practitioner --
The life of the true self. The structure of life --
The daily life of the zazen practitioner --
Practicing Buddhism, practicing life. The wayseeker --
Questions --
Appendix 1. Kinshin --
Appendix 2. How to make a zafu, or sitting cushion.
Responsibility: Kōshō Uchiyama ; translated by Shōhaku Okumura and Tom Wright ; edited by Jishō Cary Warner.

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"Wise, clear, and searching, Opening the Hand of Thought brings together the writings of an iconoclastic Japanese Zen master. Kōshō Uchiyama takes a more rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and understands the self beyond our usual notions of who we are--the self that wholeheartedly lives out the truth of life. He attempts to answer the essential question: How do we bring Zen practice and our everyday modern lives together into a fresh original expression of our life force? His book is a challenge to the individual, an exploration of the relationship each of us has to ourself and to the world, and a spiritual journey infused with the wise humor of a respected and revered teacher."--Publisher's description.

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