Guidebook To Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Ron Di Santo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688060692
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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.

Guidebook To Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Ronald L. DiSanto
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780688084615
Size: 59.68 MB
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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. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas 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. This guidebook 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, it has 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

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061907995
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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

Author: Mark Richardson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373150
Size: 21.65 MB
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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

Author: Robert Pirsig
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307764214
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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

Author: Karmel Nair
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9352770641
Size: 54.66 MB
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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

Author: Dan Glover
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1403357544
Size: 11.19 MB
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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

The Essential Guide To Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760357625
Size: 31.58 MB
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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.

On Value And Values

Author: Douglas K. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780131461253
Size: 37.33 MB
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Have we become half human, half dollar? Our grandparents lived their lives in families, neighborhoods, towns, and nations. We live ours in organizations, markets, networks...sharing life with millions of people we know less well, yet depend upon every day. We build value...and worry about values. What is the meaning and direction of our lives in this different world? What do we owe each other now? How do we share responsibility for a future that will not shame our children? Doug Smith helps us answer questions like these...and offers us a clear path forward. This book is about bringing value and values back together in our organizations, our markets, our networks, our entire lives. It's about reinvigorating old values that can still work for us. It's about leading good, honorable, and fulfilling lives where we are now...and building a better world out of the one we actually live in. Book jacket.