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Spitting Out the Bones : A Zen Master’s 45 Year Journey (Paperback) (D. Genpo Merzel)
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‘You have to swallow the whole fish,’ Zen Master Taizan Maezumi told his students, ‘and then spit out the bones.’ First absorb the tradition, endure the hardships of Zen training, then you can spend the rest of your life separating the real treasure from the baggage it came in, learning what you can let go of and what is truly yours.
Spitting Out the Bones is a world-renowned Zen Master's story of his uplifting and humbling journey, including the last five years rising from the ashes of his very public fall from grace. His candid reappraisal of his career breaks new ground for his teaching and for the great tradition he inherited.