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A German Philosopher introduces Zen,
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This review is from: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics) (Paperback)
Eugen Herrigal was a German philosopher who learned the Japanese traditional form of archery as a way of learning about Zen. This story of his journey covers four years and many trials, but is the best exposition a Western mind can hope for to explain the mysteries of the Zen approach to learning. He becomes an accomplished archer, but that is incidental - and yet core to the experience.