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The Three Pillars of Zen: A book to fill the gap.
on 4 October 1996
When a beginner decides to look into Zen, good books can
be hard to find. The subject is enormous, many varied,
contradictory, and complex discussions abound. All views
may be valid, indeed, complimentary, but they may need years
of experience to verify. There are also the simplistic
explanations. These are wonderful, but they might not be
fulfilling to those with real curiosity. Roshi (Japanese
for "venerable teacher") Philip Kapleau's book fills this
gap masterfully. The book is both scholarly and anecdotal.
With teachings from historic and modern masters; as well as
the authors first hand account of his study of Zen.
The book is informative, inspirational, and practical.
This is the book that turned the corner for me. I went from
being interested in Zen, to feeling Zen.