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Third printing. Minor general wear. 1970 Trade Paperback. 175 pp. A lively introduction to its origins, influences, techniques, and modern affinities. What is Zen? If you asked a true Zen master he might tweak your nose, scowl fiercely, or roar with laughter, whichever he thought would stir your spirit awake—for that is the object of Zen. Humphreys, however, who has practiced both Zen & the law with equal success for more than thirty years, is kinder. He does give the reader an idea—a very good idea—of what it is all about. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that center on this vigorous school of Buddhism, its origin & influence in China & Japan, some of its techniques, & its English affinities. Anyone who recognizes the super-sense behind the non-sense of Edward Lear or Lewis Carroll is already halfway to Zen.