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To shine one corner of the world : moments with Shunryu Suzuki : stories of a Zen master told by his students
Chadwick, David, 1945-
First edition.
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New York : Broadway Books, [2001]

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xiii, 144 pages ; 18 cm
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BQ988.U9 T6 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"We say, to shine one corner of the world--that is enough. Not the whole world. Just make it clear where you are." Shunryu Suzuki's extraordinary gift for bringing to life traditional Zen teaching in ordinary language is known to countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. But what was it like to practice Zen with Suzuki Roshi? How did he actually teach? To Shine One Corner of the World illuminates these questions by presenting quintessential stories and moments with this profound teacher. Here are encounters, told in the words of his students, which have remained vivid after thirty years. In reading these simple, eloquent accounts, you can join Suzuki Roshi on the path, in the meditation hall, in lectures, and in private interviews and meet his fresh, piercing, often humorous mind. These often paradoxical moments do not translate into easy prescriptions for happiness or spiritual advancement, and yet they changed lives. Considered carefully, they point to the light that shines from each of us.

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Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, was one of the most influential Buddhist leaders in America until his death in 1971. He is still lovingly remembered by his students at the San Francisco Zen Center, who share their memories of the Zen master in To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki. The brief personal stories, which are contributed anonymously, offer a strong sense of the man, his teachings and his enduring sense of humor. ( Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved