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Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

Posted on | September 12, 2018 | No Comments

Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel is the classic book on Zen in bowmanship. The book was maybe the most important in bringing the traditions of Zen to the European audience. However, Herrigel’s interpretation of Zen and his sources have been disputed. This and Herrigel’s membership of The Militant League for German Culture, a nationalistic anti-Semitic political society during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi era have cast a long shadow over his writings and professional work.

After Herrigel’s death in 1955, his enormous collection of notes on Zen were edited and publishes by Alan Watts in 1960 as The Method of Zen. From Zen in the Art of Archery:

Every Master who practices an art molded by Zen is like a flash of lightning from the cloud of all-encompassing Truth. This Truth is present in the free movement of his spirit, and he meets it again, in ” It “, as his own original and nameless essence. He meets this essence over and over again as his own being’s utmost possibilities so that the Truth assumes for him˙ and for others through him˙a thousand shapes and forms.

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