The Zen master will tell you, you cannot explain the path to enlightenment. The mind must be surprised, thought must be apprehended; only then do you begin to see. The traditional tool to take us beyond our usual way of thinking is the koan, a short saying that may seem contradictory or impossible to grasp—for example, "The Great Way is calm and large-hearted, for nothing is easy, nothing hard; Small views are irresolute, the more in haste, the tardier they go." In this chunky little book, philosophy teacher William Wray offers hundreds of decoratively written koans, verses, and tales to illuminate the mind and calm the spirit.
The Sayings Of Zen Buddhism: Peaceful Reflections on Life
Author: William Wray.