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on 9 July 2010
This book is inspired by many years of deep study of the works of the Japanese founder of Soto Zen Buddhism, Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), within the context of practice. It takes seriously the teaching that enlightenment is an ever-present reality, whereby Zen meditation is an expression of enlightenment, not a means to an end. This can have a profound effect on how we live.

Rev Master Daishin explores the role of will, faith, hope and cause and effect from the point of view of non-duality. How can we understand ourselves and others without dividing the world into opposites - and still find a basis for moral action?

Also included at the end of the volume are a number of commentaries on important scriptures which are recited daily within Soto Zen Monasteries.

This volume is by Rev. Master Daishin Morgan, Abbot of Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey (in Northumberland, UK) and Dharma heir of the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett, founder of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. Also by Rev. Master Daishin is Sitting Buddha: Zen Meditation for Everyone, an excellent introduction to Zen meditation practice.
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on 1 July 2015
Far from being a text that speaks from a modernised, watered down Zen perspective this is clearly a text borne of long, detailed personal exploration of Zen from a traditional perspective.

I agree the writing style can be a little 'compact' but this is because every word states nothing there is no wasted sentences.

This has to be one the best Buddhists books I've read...if you're looking for authentic Zen then you can have decades of personal experience condensed into a little book
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on 4 August 2014
This is one of the deepest, but very readable books on Zen in everyday life practice. I am in my 6th reading, and every paragraph is to be contemplated and absorbed. Thoroughly recommended, both for new practitioners, and "old hands"! It is a lifetime's distillation of Rev Master Daishin's practice in the Soto Zen tradition. Brilliant!!
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on 15 October 2015
It is one of those books that I keep with me all the time. For those who seek depth in life, this lecture is a good friend on the road.
There's a lot in a small book, I you can always find something new.
I recommend it,, !
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on 12 May 2014
Excellent book. Delivery very quick. If you ever struggled with your spiritual side then purchase this item. You might be pleasantly surprised to find an answer.
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on 27 October 2015
Daishin Morgan is a good clear writer and makes Buddhism very accessi ble. I recommend his other books.
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on 26 May 2015
Great read - packed with insight and feels like he's offering some really personal advice!
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on 26 November 2014
This book is hard to follow and badly laid out, with long rambling paragraphs. I was a fan of the book "Selling Water by the River" by the founding abbess of this group the late Jiyu Kennett. However this book moves further away from the original roots of Soto Zen, into an eclectic westernized and American form of Buddhism, While there are some dharma insights they have been well buried in many words. The book might work better in printed form, but I only saw the kindle version.
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