Editorial Reviews. Review. So many books have been written about the : Zen in the Art of Archery eBook: Eugen Herrigel, R. F. C. Hull: Kindle Store. Zen in the Art of Archery has ratings and reviews. body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. The Myth of Zen in the Art of Archery. YAMADA Shoji. [uFf4;41I n. Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery” has been widely read as a study of Japanese.

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Mass Market Paperback81 pages. Trivia About Zen in the Art of I’m sure I’d be a better person if I could just be in this way, but I never will, just like I will never be an Astronaut or a Fireman, and that’s okey dokey because the world needs anxiously high-strung neurotic people just as much as they need A painless book to read. Oct 01, Marshall rated it liked it Recommends it for: In Britain Spring may well be here and with spring come the lambs new born, which means that Mothering Sunday is upon us view spoiler [ see there is a logic of sorts hide spoiler ] and naturally due to my bibilophila what better way of making tge solemn day than by giving a book.

Goodreads herrihel you keep track of books you want to read. With Krishnamurti the idea is to be one with nature and be oblivious to the self or anything beyond the moment, you are one with it and thus don’t have an independent existence during that moment.

Yes, it was hard to understand sometimes because it is a lot further from my mind.

Like I said, Zen doesn’t really have anything to do with archery, the skill and perfecting of technique. Herrigel spent several years learning what he needed to learn before his teacher considered it was time for him to shot over the normal thirty meter distance.


It just didn’t teach me much about archery, nor tge to be honest.

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Lately I have also become very sensitive to cultural appropriation, and I no longer enjoy reading books on Yog that are written by someone who can’t arhery Sanskrit, or a book on Zen by someone who doesn’t understand Japanese language.

Anyhow years pass, occasionally Herrigel allows a glimmer of frustration to shine through and occasionally his teacher says something like “Der Weg zum Ziel, ist nicht auszumessen, was bedeuten da Wochen, Monate, Jahre? With Zen the idea is to learn the same through the medium of an associated discipline be it archery, swordsmanship, painting, or flower arrangement.

My dad — who believes that I am an incorrigible materialist, simply because he has wacky pseudo-scientific ideas about quantum mechanics that I am constantly forced to rebut — sneaked this into my bag when I left after Christmas vacation.

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With Zen archerh idea is to learn the same through the medium of an associated Zen takes Buddhism a step beyond the simple dictums of Theravada. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel.

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Suzuki ‘s claim that Japanese culture and Zen are deeply interconnected, that the Japanese lifestyle, art, morals and aesthetics sit on a Zen foundation p. As to whether any of this is of interest in understanding Zen, I don’t know. Jan 23, trivialchemy rated it liked it. I liked this book very much.

Zen in the Art of Archery

For anyone remotely creatively-inclined, this book is a must-read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I’d read quite a bit about Zen Buddhism by thi Many persons had recommended this little book over the years of high school and college, it being one of the canon of the counterculture like the novels of Arcnery Vonnegut, the meditations of Alan Watts or the more scholarly essays of D. You must free yourself from the buffetings of pleasure and pain, and learn to hrerigel above them in easy equanimity, to rejoice as though not you but another had shot well.


It would most certainly be un-Taoish. Published by Vintage first published Reading this book made me realize that I never will be this type of person, I couldn’t go through with the ssssssslllllllooooooooowwwwwwwww process of learning each step of something to perfection. It is autobiographical in nature.

Dec 22, Kirtida Gautam rated it it was ok Shelves: I know it did have certain power when it was originally published. But the last few chapters that are straight up abo The book in itself was fine but it was the ideology of zen itself that didn’t archrey well with me, hence 3 stars.

This may sound cheesy, but it also reminded me of the jedi in Star Wars.

Apr 22, Helina Sommer rated it it was amazing. Six of one; I suspect that the need to pick one over the other would be un-Zennish. Ever since my early college days the abstraction apparatus known as western culture seemed to me a useful but essentially flawed way of understanding our place in the world. Views Read Edit View history.

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

To put it bluntly, I was initially much more interested in the Archery than I was in the Zen, and was at least tangentially curious on how these seemingly completely unrelated disciplines would intersect. View all 12 comments. As a western man, Herrigel encounters problems heerigel the process of archery, and his journey toward zen is framed in a perspective that a western audience can appreciate and understand.

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