Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen

Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen

Hyakujo's greatest contribution to Zen was the monasteries, where thousands of people gathered together with a single intention, toward what Zen calls The Ultimate Experience.
And his motto: 'One day without working, one day without food.' No holy charity here; work and meditation go hand in hand. He also created the Chinese Tea Ceremony where something so ordinary as drinking tea becomes a meditation.

This book is more than a simple chronicle of a past master, here we see OSHO 'hitting' a disciple in front of the assembled thousands at the evening meditation, and we experience the depths of her response. Such was the intensity of this that OSHO dedicated the book to her, a book that is truly 'living Zen' and a must for everyone who is remotely interested in the ways of a Zen master.

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