"Zen and the art of archery" by Eugene Herrigel.

Title: "Zen and the art of archery" by Eugene Herrigel.
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"Zen and the art of archery" by Eugene Herrigel.
"Zen in the Art of Archery", by Eugene Herrigel describes the ritualistic arts of discipline and focus that the Zen religion is centered around. Herrigel describes many aspects of archery as an art form, and is very spiritual to those in the east. Overcoming his initial inhibitions he began to look toward new ways of seeing and understanding. In the beginning of the book Herrigel writes about the ritual and religious practice, "whose aim consists …showed first 75 words of 837 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 837 total…he was being taught the necessary skills or mindset in order to understand Zen. As he learned to stop his grasping he became more aware of a connection between everything he was doing and his actual self. His target became himself as he became his target. By focusing on the actual moments at hand and not on his actions and his ultimate goal, Herrigel was able to release his inhibitions and find his true self.

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