Ways of Zen

volume 31 nr 4

July/August 2009

Ways of Zen

Introduction

‘The spirit speaks to the human being in the heart. This is why anyone, who is longing for the Gnosis, will also strive for true, sevenfold purification of the heart. The emotional life, together with the mental life, will absolutely change in the person who sincerely and perseveringly strives for such purification. Then the light consequently can “make its abode in him”. From that moment, everything he undertakes will be wholly in accordance with this sevenfold purification of the heart. Then the human being is “pure” in everything he does. Only then will the human being enter “into the domain of the good”, as Hermes calls it: into the state of true growth of the soul.’ J van Rijckenborgh

Articles in this issue...

02
The twofold state of man - from the teachings of Hermes - Jan van Rijckenborgh
07
Insight into Zen and Za-Zen
12
The story of Pietje: Zen archery or the art of true waiting - guido van meir
18
Zen art as a vehicle
25
Closer to zen
28
Zen in the arts
32
Zen intuition and the arts
36
Self-respect