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Invoking Reality: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen

Invoking Reality: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen (New)

by Loori, John Daido

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781590304594, 1590304594

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There's a common misconception that to practice Zen is to practice meditation and nothing else. In Invoking Reality renowned teacher Loori presents and explains the ethical precepts of Zen as essential aspects of Zen training and development. The precepts come from the Buddha himself, and describe how a buddha, or awakened person, lives his or her life in the world. Loori provides a modern interpretation and discusses the ethical significance of these vows as guidelines for living. "Zen is a practice that takes place within the world," he says, "based on moral and ethical teachings that have been handed down from generation to generation." In his view, the Buddhist precepts form one of the most vital areas of spiritual practice.

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