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The Tao of Zen (Tuttle Library of Enlightment)

By Ray Grigg
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Book Details
  • Author: Ray Grigg
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Brand: Tuttle Pub
  • Published: 1994-04-01
  • Edition: 1st
This is the first book that links the long-noted philosophical similarities of Taoism and Zen. The author traces the evolution of Ch'an (Zen) in China and later in Japan where the way was a term used interchangeably to describe the essence of both Taoism and Zen. The author points out that Taoist literature also formed a part of both Ch'an and Zen teaching and that the etymology of the Japanese word roshi evolved directly from a Chinese expression for Lao Tzu. These and other points are argued both historically and philosophically in a manner that will engage the reader. The Tao of Zen is a fascinating book that will be read and discussed by everyone interested in both Taoism and Zen.--