father Zen son
"Zen and the art
Because Zen can really only be lived,
is talking or writing about it pointless?
The meaning of Zen, as a way of being becomes clearer
when a father and his son spend twenty-four hours together, as
naturists. Alone, in a spectacular mountain river valley, and
fully exposed to nature, they focus on the boys question:
What is life all about? if I could die at eighteen, in the
middle of a conversation, like my friend last night.As their
conversation develops, and the essence of the surrounding nature
is explored, the sons perceptions begin to expand. In a
series of flashbacks, this father also uses facts and experiences
from his own life to help his son through an almost organic process
of increasing awareness.
During this unusual initiation, the boys attitude evolves
from a level of relative ignorance towards a higher level of consciousness
and self-knowledge. As he discovers his own, relevant, answers
to his question the reader can join him on his path towards enlightenment.
Haces starting point is that only a lack of knowledge, self
knowledge, really threatens us. Phenomena around us are a result,
not a cause.
Social and environmental problems in the world around us can only
be solved by changes within, not just by external actions.
father Zen son a survival guide that goes beyond
personal convictions; beyond religious belief systems will
be your present for life.