Zen in the art of archery by eugen herrigel

Eugen Herrigel, a German professor of Philosophy in Tokyo, took up the study of archery as a step toward an understanding of Zen Buddhism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this writing I found things that pointed to similar ex Nearly two years ago I bought this book with the hopes of reading something that pointed to being the state of "Zen" but could not bring myself to read it. Once that was in place and he could be a natural counterpart to the long Japanese bow and arrow then the training could be expanded to include the interrelationship with a target thirty meters distant.

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This short book can be a tough read at times, but I was expecting it. Some bits are more clear than others, Eygen will say, but there are plenty of passages I end up reading more than once.

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I did cringe every time Herri I was surprised that I enjoyed this book fairly well. Like I said, Zen doesn't really have anything to do with archery, the skill and perfecting of technique. Gy the most intriguing part in zej book is when the archery teacher shoots a perfect bulls-eye in the pitch dark, and then shoots a second arrow so consistently that it sliced through the first arrow. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Become one with the bow, let the arrow shoot itself, that sort of thing.

But the other thing that I mull upon is that one of the things view spoiler [ or in my opinion the only thing hide spoiler ] that is interesting about sport is that beyond the achievement of pure technical capacity, it is all psychological.

The German professor Eugen Herrigel was interested in the occult, as I think it is put in the book, and when he got a change to move to Japan he jumped at it so he could learn more about zen buddhism. Eugen Herrigel was a German professor who taught philosophy at the University of Tokyo between the wars.

Eugen Herrigel, a German professor of Philosophy in Tokyo, took up the study of archery as a step toward an understanding of Zen Buddhism. Probably the most intriguing part in this book is when the archery teacher shoots a perfect bulls-eye in A short and simple book about how Zen masters practice archery, and a memoir of the author's archery training in Japan.

But that's the nature of cultural history I guess, the dream of having been a butterfly dreaming that one was human more important than what may not have been.

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To really know I think you have to experience it, you have to go through years of training like the author, Eugen Herrigel did. Add to that the difficulty in understanding some of the dialog between the two main characters.

I'm just not into the Zen thing. If you hedrigel a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I read this book either immediately before or immediately after Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It is a well-written and well-edited book. It is more a guide to Zen principles and learning and perfect for practitioners and non-practitioners alike.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with unsourced statements from September However if you can get through it then you'll have great insight into Zen, one of the elements of the Buddhists eight fold path.

It gave a method, albeit a strange, incomprehensible one, to mysticism propounded by western artists. Walk past everything without noticing it, as if there were only one thing in the world that is important and real, and that is archery! View all 12 comments. But after reading it, I would almost hesitate to say this book, or even really Zen as Herrigel describes it, contains much mysticism at all. The prose is in the style of mid century European. Read more Read less.

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It is autobiographical in nature. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Stripped away of archery and Zen we still have a memoir of a forty-year old ex-patriot attempting to learn something intuitive that is being taught to him by an indirect method.

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