One Robe One Bowl

The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan.

One Robe  One Bowl

The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his younger American contemporary, Thoreau. Ryokan's poetry is that of the mature Zen master, its deceptive simplicity revealing an art that surpasses artifice. Although Ryokan was born in eighteenth-century Japan, his extraordinary poems, capturing in a few luminous phrases both the beauty and the pathos of human life, reach far beyond time and place to touch the springs of humanity.

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One Robe, One Bowl
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: John Stevens
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-11 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his younger American contemporary, Thoreau. Ryokan's poetry
One robe, one bowl
Language: en
Pages: 85
Authors: John Stevens
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher:

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Great Fool
Language: en
Pages: 324
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-06-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Taigu Ryokan (1759-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryokan referred to himself as Great Fool and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. In contrast to the typical Zen master of his time, who
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Authors: Downing, RYOKAN
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

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Poverty and the Poor in the World's Religious Traditions: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 422
Authors: William H. Brackney, Rupen Das
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This detailed book is a resource for students, practitioners, and leaders interested in how the major world religions have understood poverty and responded to the poor. • Addresses a topic of great importance: the intersection of religion, a universal cultural phenomenon; and the poor, a population whose demographics are on