2.3.4 Uncarved Block

Now what I want to talk to you about this afternoon are some of the aesthetic principles underlying both Chinese and Japanese arts. And there deriving from these Taoistic and Buddhistic philosophies that have inspired them. And to speak about them tell it technically....

2.3.3 Early Chinese Zen Part 2

This morning, I simply tried to give you a general survey of what Zen is about, by way of being an introduction. And I was discussing the peculiar reasons for the interest in Zen in the West, stressing the extraordinary way in which the sort of, now you see it, now...

2.3.1 Introduction to Zen

Reading the Book of Changes at the morning window, I rub the million stick of ink in the deal that drips from the pine trees. Discussing the sutras with a visitor, the sound of the wooden clapper is borne away on the wind from the bamboo. An ancient worth says, ‘The...