Editorial Reviews. Review. So many books have been written about the : Zen in the Art of Archery eBook: Eugen Herrigel, R. F. C. Hull: Kindle Store. Zen in the Art of Archery has ratings and reviews. body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. The Myth of Zen in the Art of Archery. YAMADA Shoji. [uFf4;41I n. Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery” has been widely read as a study of Japanese.

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Salinger ‘s fictional character Seymour Glass applied one aspect of Zen archery—aiming by deliberately not taking aim—to playing the children’s game of marbles. In another moment that I thought particularly fine when Herrigel shoots well his teacher breaks off the lesson and sends him home – he didn’t want Herrigel to be distracted by reversion to the mean.

My dad — who believes that I am an incorrigible materialist, simply because he has wacky herrlgel ideas about quantum mechanics that I am constantly forced to rebut — sneaked this into my bag when I left after Christmas vacation. Reading about Zen doesn’t translate so ot.

In the Japanese archery tradition apparently, at least as it is taught, splitting your arrow is very bad simply because you’ve ruined your own arrow. These aren’t riddles, although they seem like it at first glance.

eugej But the other thing that I mull upon is that one of the things view spoiler [ or in my opinion the only thing hide spoiler ] that is interesting about sport is that beyond the achievement of pure technical capacity, it is all arcuery. Isn’t it all that should exist? Once that was in place and he could be a natural counterpart to the long Japanese bow and arrow then the training could be expanded to include the herirgel with a target thirty meters distant.

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The idea still remains to enter a state of awareness so deep that you are one with everything around you, especially the discipline you’re practicing at the moment. Il libro ha il pregio di essere molto breve, semplice e non annoiare.

Zen in the Art of Archery

View all 10 comments. This is the best book I have read since first picking up The Power of Now. It just didn’t teach me much about archery, nor zen to be honest. Martial artists and Zen students. Return to Book Page. A painless book to read.

In this writing I found things that pointed to similar ex Nearly two years ago I bought this book with the hopes of reading something that pointed to being the state of “Zen” but could not bring myself to read it. Do you see any resemblance with the titles of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: It is a well-written and well-edited book. Like I said, Zen doesn’t really have anything to do with archery, the skill and perfecting of technique.

Anyhow years pass, occasionally Herrigel allows a glimmer of frustration to shine through and occasionally his teacher says something like “Der Weg zum Ziel, ist nicht auszumessen, was bedeuten da Wochen, Monate, Jahre?

I am not sure how far Herrigel’s accommodation to the NS regime went, he was made Rector of the university of Erlangen during the 30s which suggests he was at the very least regarded as a safe pair of hands. Further there was acrhery cultural misunderstanding on at least one occasion.

View all 14 comments. Let root be watered, and not fruits. I’m sure I’d be a better person if I could just be in this way, but I never will, just like I will never be an Astronaut or a Fireman, and that’s okey dokey because the world needs anxiously high-strung neurotic people just as much as they thd A painless book to read.

La filosofia Zen mi infastidisce, ma da sempre mi attrae. And that eygen a great gain. Allowing such doubts then truly this volume is the direct ancestor of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and numerous martial arts films.


I’ve read books uerrigel this before, most of them for a class I think. I can’t say I liked this one very much. This too, is where Archery finds it’s intersection with Zen – in the cultivation of a detached, egoless state; to think without thinking, to understand without understanding, to fire an arrow without firing it.

His breathing, stance, off and grip. More than Zen, it is a book about how being slow and disciplined allows one to master technique.

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Dec 23, Shaifali rated it liked it. Eugene Herrigel’s mid-life crisis memoir with its flavourings of fascism is about the other side of the performance – not the viewer watching the sport but how arhery person cultivates hetrigel specific form of self unawareness in order to become simply a component part of a whole process in this case the flight of the arrow to the target.

I’m sure I’d be a better person if I could just be in this way, but I never will, just like I will never be an Astronaut or a Fireman, and that’s okey dokey because the world needs anxiously high-strung neurotic people just as much as they need tranquil calm folks.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Refresh and try again. Despite some of the language in this book being reverent on the unknowableI think a lot of it might perhaps be better described as the unconscious. I’ll get to that someday, after I die, b Maybe it would have helped if I had at least once picked up a genuine bow and arrow I’m sure I had play ones as a kid No trivia or quizzes yet.