• Zen in the Art of Archery

  • By: Eugen Herrigel
  • Narrated by: Ralph Blum
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-04-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (34 ratings)

Summary

This intriguing, influential work of literature - an outstanding way to experience Zen - is now available in audio.
It is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating journey toward a comprehension of this illuminating philosophy.
In Japan, an art such as archery is not practiced solely for utilitarian purposes such as learning to hit targets. Archery is also meant to train the mind and bring it into contact with the ultimate reality. If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an “artless art” growing out of the unconsciousness. In this way, as the author simply, clearly demonstrates, archery becomes a path to greater understanding and enlightenment.
©1971 Eugen Herrigel (P)2005 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-07-18

such an eye opener

such a good book. i listen to quite a lot of books and this one has to be in my top 3 for the year. wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
By kevin on 18-06-15

The best

This is what you were looking for.
No need to look further you found it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-12-13

Wonderful !

Would you listen to Zen in the Art of Archery again? Why?

This book was a wonderful listen for me. The performance was wonderful and if you are walking and listening to this book (not in a hurry) it slowly becomes your companion and a powerful, caring teacher.
Enjoy!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter S. on 02-04-18

Terrific!

This short listen is priceless. I will listen to it again & again. Serve & Be Served.

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