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Zen and the Daily-Life Incremental Training of Basho’s Attention

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully

Published by The MIT Press

Published in print October 2016 | ISBN: 9780262035088
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780262336475 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0024
Zen and the Daily-Life Incremental Training of Basho’s Attention

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This chapter examines the evidence in Basho’s poetry and journals that suggests his incremental growth in the practice of an Avian Zen. Basho’s poetic technique favored lightness (karumi).

Keywords: alternate state of consciousness; karumi; Avian Zen

Chapter.  2823 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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