January 22, 2012
TRYING TO PURSUE A DIFFERENT PATH
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, with a foreword by Carl Jung (New York: Grove Press, 1964) ("Taking it all in all, Zen is emphatically a matter of personal experience; if anything can be called radically empirical, it is Zen. No amount of reading, no amount of teaching, no amount of contemplation will ever make one a Zen master. Life itself must be grasped in the midst of its flow; to stop it for examination and analysis is to kill it, leaving its cold corpse to be embraced. . . . " Id. at 102.).
Thich Nhat Nanh, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2010).