Wednesday, 31 August 2016

John Tarrant

                “The way I think of it now,” John Tarrant told me, “is that whatever Zen is pointing to is different from primeval Buddhism in that there is this sense of learning dance moves, of listening to music playing. It’s different from finding the right technique or the right explanations. There is a doorway you can walk through, and when you walk through that door, life’s more fun, more vivid, more empathic. So I’d had experiences like that, and I think they’re natural. But for one reason or another those experiences of the rightness of the world had then become extremely unavailable. So I set off looking for them. That’s the story I tell myself about Zen.”

[John Tarrant – Cypress Trees in the Garden: 146, 155-72, 173-74, 175, 178-79, 182, 184, 191, 196, 197, 198, 212, 213, 231, 390, 417-18, 423, 468, 487]
[See also: John Tarrant]

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