Author: A CollectionPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 102ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102161
This book is a collection of Zen Stories that have withstood the test of time. These stories capture all sorts of truths about life and death. But they are also witty, entertaining, and at times puzzling, even mind-bending.Zen is a way of life offering profound insights into human nature, the cosmos, and spirituality. These stories are not just the secret lessons of monks sequestered away in mountain monasteries. The ancient teachers intended these stories to be used by everyone, everywhere.On the way to work, during meal times, taking an evening stroll with a friend - all of these situations and more lend themselves to these stories. Once you know a few of them, you will see opportunities to tell them popping up everywhere - when you are with your family, friends, and coworkers. Think of these tales as conversation pieces, as handy tools that you can lift out of your pocket to help you and other talk, think, and laugh about the wonderful and mysterious details of this thing we call life.