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Wild Ways (Paperback): Ikkyu
Wild Ways (Paperback): Ikkyu

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Wild Ways (Paperback)

Ikkyu; Edited by Rengetsu

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Ikkyu, who lived from 1394-1481, was known as one of Japan's most irreverent and iconoclastic Zen masters. He spent much of his life as a vagrant monk, wandering here and there, and mingling with people both high- and low-born. On occasion, Ikkyu played Robin Hood, taking money given by the rich and spending it on the homeless. Interspersing his travels with retreats deep in the mountains, he eventually became head abbot at the most important Zen temple in Japan. Much of his verse rants against the pervasive hypocrisy of the Buddhist establishment and the corruption of the imperial court, but his writing is at its finest when centering around what he loved most: the unfettered Zen life and the joys of sexual intimacy.

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Imprint: White Pine Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2015
Authors: Ikkyu
Editors: Rengetsu
Dimensions: 182 x 131 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-935210-78-8
Barcode: 9781935210788
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LSN: 1-935210-78-5

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