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I absolutely love this book. Jul 20, Abhi rated it really liked it Shelves: And in the summer I want to read it again, just to remind myself of ‘it’.

L’autore in questo manualetto ci prova e in parte secondo me ci riesce. This supposedly uplifting book has depressed me amidst its poetry and beauty into a realization that I will probably never ‘correct my own stance’ or ‘let the arrow fall at the moment of highest tension’, effortlessly hit any goal or even realize what the real goal is Ah, you are thinking you gave your Mother Zen in the Art of Archery You can feel his frustration every time he hits a wall, how much effort that he puts into breaking past these walls, his satisfaction upon finally getting it, his confusion over what his master is asking of him, and the underlying struggle of wrapping his head around detachment.

It’s shockingly literal – youas in, your conscious mind are pretty much doing nothing. But that’s the nature of cultural history I guess, the dream of having been a butterfly dreaming that one was human more important than what may not have been.

The arrow fires when it is time for it to be fired, and your meddling with the biomechanics will only serve to get in the way example: Six of one; I suspect that the need to pick one over the other would be un-Zennish. I am not sure how far Herrigel’s accommodation to the NS regime went, he was made Rector of the university of Erlangen during eugeh 30s which suggests he was at the very least regarded as a safe pair of hands.

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Zen and the Art of Competitive Eatingand so on. One can suspect that his desire for the mystical left him particularly open to infection.


Anyhow reading this put me in mind of Toyota Production System by Taiichi Ohno in which he explained his role in the development of the Toyota car manufacturing business. It was assigned to me first as a textbook for art class.

Anyhow the teacher then says “Sie Koennen ein Bogenmeister werden, auch wenn nicht jeder Schuss trifft” p. Near the end, he briefly explores swordplay through the same lens which also had a great deal of interesting ideas in it.

I frankly learned little about Zen from this little book, that I did not already know – not that I’m an expert on Zen! Yes, it was hard to understand sometimes because it is a lot further from my mind. Books with Master and Pupil theme always work for me. Freccette alcoliche dopo il secondo giro, chi perde paga il terzo.

For example it may be worth pointing out how influential the title has been. La mia condizione di occidentale etilico mal si coniuga con la pazienza orientale. Zen, when I first met it, seemed to validate Rimbauds “derrangement of the senses” and Blake’s “path of excess” procedures.

It was mostly the relationship between the two men that I felt was interesting.

Some of my favorite quotes from a practical perspective are below. If it resonates with you like it did me, it has hit its target. It is true that nothing you do that is spiritual is due to you the person but you the spirit that act through the person.

The book in itself was rat but it was the ideology of zen itself that didn’t sit well with me, hence 3 stars. Refresh and try again.

Zen in the Art of Archery

In Britain Spring may well be here and with spring come aarchery lambs new born, which means that Mothering Sunday is upon us view spoiler [ see there is a logic hergigel sorts hide spoiler ] and naturally due to my bibilophila what better way of making the solemn day than by giving a book. With Zen the idea is to learn the same through the medium of an herigel discipline be it archery, swordsmanship, painting, or flower arrangement.

It would seem from Herrigel’s book, that there is no one path to Zen and the absolute: I suppose a good way to sum up my experience of this book is that it, for now, will be the closest I come to seeing what Zen is.


Like Zen itself, my understanding of it is both there and not there, I can’t verbalize it or write it but it exists to m I’ve read books like this before, most of them for a class I think.

Probably the most intriguing part in this book is when the archery teacher shoots a perfect bulls-eye in the pitch dark, and then shoots a second arrow so consistently that it sliced through the first arrow. For this is what the art of archery means: Lists with This Book. There are no ends, just the purposelessness of being present with the practice.

Jan 26, Ken rated it liked it Shelves: Herrigel spends years on archery, hitting plateau after plateau, putting a monumental amount of work into it. Trivia About Zen in the Art of To ary what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book zeb what The Inner Game of Tennis would have been if it were much shorter, less repetitive, more interesting, harder to read, and told through herrigrl vehicle of one person’s path to mastery of their craft. It is a story in which years pass before Herrigel is allowed to move on from firing at a target only two meters away, and my phrase completely misses the point.

It is just a tool that is used to help the student understand the “Great Doctrine. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. Let root be watered, and not fruits. As I was saying, perfectly normal reading.

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Eugen Herrigel recounts his interesting experience training under a zen archery master in Japan. The underlying idea is the same but expressed in different ways. eguen

Whenever I take on a new task or start studying something new, I find that this is my “go to” book. In this writing I found things that pointed to similar experiences I have had in my own life, though I have never participated in Archery and hesitate to call the archefy of mind “Zen” I resonated with the writings.