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Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • Author: Ron Di Santo,Tom Steele
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0688060692
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 408
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When Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ron Di Santo and Tom Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig’s work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader’s journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is destined to become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

  • Author: Robert M. Pirsig
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061907995
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Zen and Now

Zen and Now

On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • Author: Mark Richardson
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373150
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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On the Trail of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Zen and Now is the story of a story that will appeal to the 5 million readers of the original and serve as an initiation to a whole new generation. Since its original publication in 1968, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values has touched whole generations of readers with its serious attempt to define “quality” in a world that seems indifferent to the responsibilities that quality brings. Mark Richardson expands that journey with an investigation of his own – to find the enigmatic author of Zen and the Art, ask him a few questions, and place his classic book in context. The result manages to be a biography of Pirsig himself – in the discovery of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution – and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity.

Lila

Lila

An Inquiry Into Morals

  • Author: Robert Pirsig
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0307764214
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 480
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The author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance examines life's essential issues as he recounts the journey down the Hudson River in a sailboat of his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus.

Gemini Tarot Forecasts 2018

Gemini Tarot Forecasts 2018

  • Author: Karmel Nair
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9352770641
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 96
  • View: 3859
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Tarot Forecasts 2018: Gemini helps unravel your future with the help of tarot cards. Know what's in store for you through the medium of Tarot, which foretells your destiny in love, health, wealth and career. Resolve the uncertainties of life by using the book as a guideline and harness your spiritual power by following the instructions laid out herein to be mindful. After all, a mindful present will lead to a happy future.

Lila's Child

Lila's Child

An Inquiry Into Quality

  • Author: Dan Glover,Robert M. Pirsig
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1403357544
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 600
  • View: 6960
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Poetry, true poetry, begins in the heart, rides luminous shock waves into the dark, and brings light to our shaking continent. Fred Marchman artist, seer, gardener of earthly paradise, rishi gone-beyond, maverick bronco buster riding bareback his Blakean colt opens a shimmering path into the visionary cave of deep-speaking Angels, that most holy womb "accessible but unassessable," that "Garden where thee Spring gushes," that place which, ultimately, we have no name for but to which we arrive in moments of trance (thus, "entrance"), or while moving body and bones in prayer, or driving the road in carefree, spirited Kerouacian tomfoolery, or during moments of solitude, purifying the soul inside those "Golden Chords of Harmony" that heaven occasionally grants us. Like a spelunker, Fred shines his light down through rough-walled fathoms to make brilliant the waiting welcome mat to the "Heavenly Inn," the source of the divine breeze, the "Beautiful Wind," the breath of Heaven that lights the wick of inspiration and brings shakti-divine female energy to "Thee Cozmos." Marchman takes us through the jeweled dawn, the sunwashed portals, along the path of higher consciousness to give us entry into the "Throne Room" of "Radiant loving Holiness & Heartfelt Happiness." As the book opens and the pages turn, we too open, turn, spin and join the esoteric dance of an American sufi, a Mobile-lite, an alchemic maestro from the American South one knowledged in the esoteric ways of Blavatsky, the poetry of Dante, the etchings of Blake, the lectures of Watts, the revolt of Siddhartha, the architects of Angkor Wat, the Duende of Lorca, and, certainly, the Swamp-boogie queens, Sir Bourbons of Honk, and steel-guitar strummers of the sultry thicklands of imagination's Delta. Yes! John Brandi Quandry, NM Epiphany (January 7) 2001

How to Repair Your Motorcycle

How to Repair Your Motorcycle

  • Author: Charles Everitt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610590228
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

40th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Robert Pirsig
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448114144
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2512
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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

  • Author: Mark Zimmerman
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 0760357625
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3331
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Popular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don't. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner's service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels.

Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • ISBN: 0795350511
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Ray Bradbury presents Zen in the Art of Writing, a collection from one of the most legendary voices in science fiction and fantasy on how his unbridled passion for creating worlds of infinite impossibilities made him a master of the craft. Part memoir, part philosophical guide, the essays in this book teach the joy of writing. Rather than focusing on the mechanics of putting words on paper, Bradbury’s zen is found in the celebration of storytelling that drove him to write every day. Imparting lessons he has learned over the course of his exuberant career, Bradbury inspires with his infectious enthusiasm. Bringing together eleven essays and a series of poems written with his own unique style and fervor, Zen in the Art of Writing is a must read for all prospective writers and Bradbury fans.

Geek in Japan

Geek in Japan

Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

  • Author: Hector Garcia
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 146290629X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 160
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For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.

Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain

A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

  • Author: David Hinton
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1611800161
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 143
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Offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone script, to a family chutney recipe--a profoundly ancient and resoundingly contemporary spiritual ecology.

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

  • Author: Zinn
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • ISBN: 9781937715373
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 560
  • View: 3599
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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In over 500 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs: Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets New tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters, disc brakes Cyclocross: How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years. What's New in Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.: More than 700 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views. New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo electronic shifting groups. New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. New tech covered in depth: through-axle forks, SRAM eTap wireless shifting, second generation Shimano and Campagnolo electronic shifting, direct-mount sidepull brakes, SRAM X-Sync 1x11 cyclocross systems, tubular tire gluing tapes. New troubleshooting charts New master guide to press-fit bottom brackets Also covered in the 5th edition: All derailleur shifting systems (5-speed through 11-speed); all bottom bracket systems (cone-and-cup through press-fit); all brake systems (including caliper, V-brake, cantilever, and disc); all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes including cyclocross and disc-brake wheels; special sections on cyclocross throughout including troubleshooting, maintenance, service, repair, and equipment selection; updated and expanded torque tables; complete illustration index and complete subject index.

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

  • Author: Steve Hagen
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 9780061739750
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 272
  • View: 5784
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Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

Work

Work

How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day

  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • ISBN: 1937006204
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 120
  • View: 4432
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"We all need to Chop Wood and Carry Water". In Thich Nhat Hanh's latest teachings on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life, he looks at how we deal with workplace scenarios, handle home and family responsibilities, and endure traffic jams and other challenges of modern life. By carefully examining our everyday choices he encourages us to become a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, and come to an understanding of our inert "Buddha nature." Part-time Buddha aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business, but is also full of life-coaching advise and finding our true happiness"--

Illusions

Illusions

The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

  • Author: Richard Bach
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0307824357
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 128
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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Zen and the Art of Happiness

  • Author: Chris Prentiss
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0943015626
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 101
  • View: 3792
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Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression. You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life. Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness.

Socrates Meets Jesus

Socrates Meets Jesus

History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830878703
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school? What would he think of human progress since his day? How would he react to our values? To our culture? And what would he think of Jesus? Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth. In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.

Canada's Road

Canada's Road

A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John's to Victoria

  • Author: Mark Richardson
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459709799
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 160
  • View: 2978
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In 10 weeks during the summer of 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, author Mark Richardson drove the nearly 8,000 kilometres of the iconic road, meeting a variety of people along the way, exploring the route's fabled history, and discovering how important this ribbon of asphalt is to Canada.