1st Edition

Zen and the Ways

By Trevor Leggett Copyright 1978
    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    Expression of Zen inspiration in everyday activities such as writing or serving tea, and in knightly arts such as fencing, came to be highly regarded in the Japanese tradition. In the end some of them were practised as spiritual training as themselves; they were the n called ‘Ways’. This book, first published in 1978, includes translations of some rare texts on Zen and the Ways. One is a sixteenth-century Zen text complied from Kamakura temple records of the previous three centuries; others are translated from the ‘secret scrolls’ of fencing, archery, Judo and so on.

    Part 1. Zen  1. Introduction  2. Koan Zen  3. Mushin  4. The Wave  5. Dragon-Head Snake-Tail  Part 2. Kamakura Zen  6. Introduction  7. Political Background  8. Daikaku  9. On Meditation (‘Zazenron’)  10. Sayings of Daikaku  11. Bukko  12. Outline of Bukko’s Teachings  Part 3. Kamakura Koans  13. Introduction  14. The Heart Sutra  15. Shōnankattōroku Koans  Part 4. The Ways  16. Introduction  17. Zen and the Ways  18. Ri and Ji  19. Shin and Ki  20. Isshin and Zanshin  21. Not Setting the Mind  22. Thrust Without Thrusting  23. Falling  24. Faith  25. Dragon Masks  Part 5. Texts of the Ways  26. Introduction  27. Heihokadensho (about AD 1630)  28. Songs of the Way of the Spear  29. Itto School (late sixteenth century)  30. Shin-no-Shin-To-Ryu (Jujutsu school, late eighteenth century)  31. Tengugeijutsuron  Part 6. Stories of the Ways  32. Reading a Zen Story  33. Tesshu  34. Disadvantages  35. Endurance  36. Inner Archery  37. Teaching Methods  38. Janken  39. The Rat  40. Music  41. The Bell  42. The Fortune-Teller  43. The Pencil Stub  Appendices  1. Imai Fukuzan’s Introduction to Shōnankattōroku  2. Imai Fukuzan’s Introduction to Warrior Zen  3. Index of Names and Technical Terms


    Trevor Leggett