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Riding The Ox Home - John Daido Loori

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Published: 13th August 2002
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Maps and guideposts are helpful when we undertake a journey. The ten Ox-Herding Pictures, the accompanying ancient poems, and a modern commentary by John Daido Loori, sketch the spiritual path encountered in Zen training, a path of exhaustive study of the self and the realization of the ultimate nature of reality. The Ox-Herding Pictures can be our companion on the Way of self-discovery, our compass and perspective when we need one. They are a bottomless source of mysterious wisdom to which we can return again and again for inspiration, and they translate easily into the gritty reality of spiritual practice that emerges from and grounds us in the inescapable relevance of our daily lives.

The exquisite versions of the pictures found in the book are traditional Chinese nanga brush paintings by Gyokusei Jikihara Sensei, a modern Japanese master of calligraphy and a teacher in the Obaku School of Zen. The traditional verses accompanying them have been translated by John Daido Loori and Kazuaki Tanahashi, translator and editor of Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen.

"Loori is to be commended for his wise and succinct assessment of the spiritual journey and the important role of spiritual practice."
--Spirituality & Health

Editor's Note
Introduction
Searching for the Oxp. 1
Finding Traces of the Oxp. 11
Seeing the Oxp. 21
Catching the Oxp. 27
Taming the Oxp. 35
Riding the Ox Homep. 43
Forgetting the Oxp. 49
Transcending the Oxp. 55
Returning to the Sourcep. 61
Entering the Marketplacep. 67
Glossaryp. 81
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ISBN: 9781570629518
ISBN-10: 157062951X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 13th August 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1