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The Resource Reports from the Zen wars : the impossible rigor of a questioning life, Steve Antinoff

Reports from the Zen wars : the impossible rigor of a questioning life, Steve Antinoff

Label
Reports from the Zen wars : the impossible rigor of a questioning life
Title
Reports from the Zen wars
Title remainder
the impossible rigor of a questioning life
Statement of responsibility
Steve Antinoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four decades ago--aged twenty--the author experienced what he calls a "negative satori," a fundamental and irrefutable realization not of enlightenment, but of himself as a predicament only enlightenment could resolve. This, shaped by the hammer blows of a singular American professor, Richard DeMartino, brought him to Zen, and to Japan. Yet over time, of far greater import than his bungling efforts were the wonderful occupants of the Zen world he encountered: Toyoshima-san, the meditation Prometheus whose superhuman efforts astounded and inspired all while he remained impaled on the cliff's edge; the Thief, chief monastery monk who stole the world from whoever he encountered and whose yawns and the brushing of his teeth shot sparks of Absolute Meaning; Hisamatsu, the great lay Zen Master who at age 16 overheard a doctor tell his mother he'd be dead in six months, only to awaken ten years later and become the most delighted man in Japan; Bunko, the monk kind to others but ferocious with himself, whose daily state of Oneness in meditation left him dissatisfied because despite all exertion he could not crush it to pieces and break beyond it
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antinoff, Steve
Dewey number
294.3/927
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL73.A595
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antinoff, Steve
  • Spiritual biography
  • Zen Buddhism
Label
Reports from the Zen wars : the impossible rigor of a questioning life, Steve Antinoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King of whatever universe -- Zen man hidden -- Cut with no razor -- Meditation Prometheus falling through the shaft -- The divine comedy of a tragic Buddha -- Better Hakuins tremble than to want to be a Zen master -- The fire in the lotus -- Between straw fedora and wood clogs -- Never with wisdom
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781619027312
Lccn
2015046443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn922911649
  • (OCoLC)922911649
Label
Reports from the Zen wars : the impossible rigor of a questioning life, Steve Antinoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King of whatever universe -- Zen man hidden -- Cut with no razor -- Meditation Prometheus falling through the shaft -- The divine comedy of a tragic Buddha -- Better Hakuins tremble than to want to be a Zen master -- The fire in the lotus -- Between straw fedora and wood clogs -- Never with wisdom
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781619027312
Lccn
2015046443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn922911649
  • (OCoLC)922911649

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