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A Hidden Gem
on 16 January 2011
I downloaded this book in an idle moment and had no special expectations.
Kaiten Nukariya has written a book that is profound, inspiring and scholarly. I will caution you that at times I was almost put off by his propensity for lists. For anyone other than academics this is tiresome BUT do not be put off. Kaiten's style is remarkably modern and there are truly beautiful quotes, descriptions and interpretations of Buddhist thought and practice generally and specifically what distinguishes Zen practice.
Sometimes books are difficult but reward your patience again and again. I feel this book must have influenced many later, more popular, twentieth century writers and for good reason.