Book Rating - Zen in the Art of Archery

March 09, 2023

Rating 4/5

To be free from the fear of death does not mean pretending to oneself, in one’s good hours, that one will not tremble in the face of death, and that there is nothing to fear. Rather, he who masters both life and death is free from fear of any kind to the extent that he is no longer capable of experiencing what fear feels like.

Nothing more is required of the pupil, at first, than that he should conscientiously copy what the teacher shows him.

The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.

"That’s just the trouble, you make an effort to think about it. Concentrate entirely on your breathing, as if you had nothing else to do!"