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The mind of clover : essays in Zen Buddhist ethics

Author: Robert Aitken
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aitken's approach is clear and sure as he shows how our minds can be as nurturing as clover, which enriches the soil and benefits the environment as it grows. The opening chapters discuss the Ten Grave Precepts of Zen, which, Aitken points out, are "not commandments etched in stone but expressions of inspiration written in something more fluid than water." Aitken approaches these precepts, the core of Zen ethics,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aitken
ISBN: 0865471584 9780865471580
OCLC Number: 12312915
Description: xiv, 199 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Aitken.
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Aitken's approach is clear and sure as he shows how our minds can be as nurturing as clover, which enriches the soil and benefits the environment as it grows. The opening chapters discuss the Ten Grave Precepts of Zen, which, Aitken points out, are "not commandments etched in stone but expressions of inspiration written in something more fluid than water." Aitken approaches these precepts, the core of Zen ethics, from several perspectives, offering many layers of interpretation. Like ripples in a pond, the circles of his interpretation increasingly widen, and he expands his focus to confront corporate theft and oppression, the role of women in Zen and society, abortion, nuclear war, pollution of the environment, and other concerns.

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