The Way of Zen طريقت ذن Alan W. Watts

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The Way of Zen طريقت ذن by Alan W. Watts
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After D.T. Suzuki, Alan Watts stands as the godfather of Zen in America. Often taken to task for inspiring the flimsy spontaneity of Beat Zen, Watts had an undeniably keen understanding of his subject. Nowhere is this more evident than in his 1957MoreAfter D.T. Suzuki, Alan Watts stands as the godfather of Zen in America. Often taken to task for inspiring the flimsy spontaneity of Beat Zen, Watts had an undeniably keen understanding of his subject. Nowhere is this more evident than in his 1957 classic The Way of Zen, which has been reissued.

Watts takes the reader back to the philosophical foundations of Zen in the conceptual world of Hinduism, follows Buddhisms course through the development of the early Mahayana school, the birth of Zen from Buddhisms marriage with Chinese Taoism, and on to Zens unique expression in Japanese art and life. As a Westerner, Watts anticipates the stumbling blocks encountered with such concepts as emptiness and no-mind, then illustrates with flawlessly apt examples.

Many popular books have been written on Zen since Watts time, but few have been able to muster the rare combination of erudition and clarity that have kept The Way of Zen in readers hands decade after decade. --Brian Bruya



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