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A book to be read and re-read,
This review is from: Returning to Silence: Zen Practice in Everyday Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions) (Paperback)
The silence of the title is our essential core of being. In these essays, Dainin Katagiri Roshi talks about how to connect with this core, and to let it penetrate and resound through the moments of our lives. Katagiri Roshi was a successor of Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind Beginner's Mind) and like the later, he is at once simple and deep. These talks are not discourses, but "live words," spoken from the heart. They penetrate, they beg read and read-read, to be taken in thoughtfully and thoroughly digested. Katagri, in my mind one of the great modern masters, died in the early 90's. He has left us with this wonderful volume & legacy on what it is to know our essential self and to live our lives in this knowledge.