Riding the Ox Home

Stages on the Path of Enlightenment
Author(s): John Daido Loori
Original Publish Date: Aug 13, 2002
Product Number: EB00687886
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834825147
Publisher: Shambhala
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"Maps and guideposts are helpful when we undertake a journey. The ten Ox-Herding Pictures, the accompanying ancient poems, and a modern commentary by John Daido Loori, sketch the spiritual path encountered in Zen training, a path of exhaustive study of the self and the realization of the ultimate nature of reality. The Ox-Herding Pictures can be our companion on the Way of self-discovery, our compass and perspective when we need one. They are a bottomless source of mysterious wisdom to which we can return again and again for inspiration, and they translate easily into the gritty reality of spiritual practice that emerges from and grounds us in the inescapable relevance of our daily lives.