- Title: Zen Seeds: Reflections of a Female Priest
- Author: Shundo Aoyama
- ISBN: 9784333014781
- Page: 419
- Format: Paperback
The wisdom found on these pages is deceptively simple yet infinitely useful Aoyama cuts though to the essence of each topic she discusses Her immense sense of calm and tranquility is transferable to the reader due to her eloquent writing style and choice of accentuating quotes If enlightenment could be bottled, this book would be that bottle.
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Short, concise, inspiring essays. There were a couple of essays where I felt a bit annoyed because the advice she gives some women is very old school, to say the least. Especially coming from a nun who's been in the temple/monastery since she was 5. So how does she know what it's like to live as a layperson?Regardless, she also mentions times that she herself has struggled, and seeing that coming from a nun who's been in the practice for all of her life (minus 5 years) is heartening to know We a [...]
Was a bit disappointed when I realized this book was not really a memoir but a series of anecdotes. Thought it was still an overall enjoyable read and made me think about some aspects of life. The main issue I had with the book was the repetition. Even statements that are amazingly well written and ideas that are inspiring become drab if read two or three times within the span of one book, especially a short one.
This book was translated by a great teacher in Pennsylvania. I was blessed enough to train with her for a spell and I am forever grateful. She is the head teacher at Mount Equity Zendo. If you get the chance, take the time to stop and visit for a year or two or more. You will be forever changed.
Essays on life and Buddism by a female Zen priest.
Although there are rocks and tree roots;Rippling along,just rippling along,The water runs.This sums up this book beautifully.
Some gems of wisdom are contained in this book. Although the length is short, it is not a fast read as one often pauses to contemplate the observations of the author. Worth a look!
Lovely book, short pieces of zen wisdom
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