Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen

June 2, 2009|
Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki
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Practising the true spirit of Zen.

Not Always So is based on Shunryu Suzuki''s lectures and is framed in his own inimitable, allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights. Suzuki knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book.

In Not Always So Suzuki once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigour, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend. Here is support and nourishment. Here is a mother and father lending a hand, but letting you find your own way. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom (or way–seeking mind), rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques. Here is teaching which encourages you to touch and know your true heart and to express yourself fully, teaching which is not teaching from outside, but a voice arising in your own being.

The Zen master Shunryu Suzuki was an unassuming, much-beloved spiritual teacher. Born the son of a Zen master in 1904, Suzuki began Zen training as a youngster and matured over many years of practice in Japan. After continuing to devote himself to his priestly life throughout the Second World War (when priests often turned to other...
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Title:Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Published:June 2, 2009
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060957544

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