the outline of a person meditating with their legs crossed, with blue on the top half of the cover and yellow on the other half, and a rhinoceros in the bottom left

Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life

by John Tarrant Author

Zen koans have been used for thousands of years as a way to introduce students of Buddhism to the paradoxes of belief. In Bring Me the Rhinoceros, author John Tarrant retells a dozen traditional koans, partly as questions dangerous to a student's beliefs and partly as repositories of ancient wisdom. Through these koans, the reader can gain new insight into the nature of happiness: in part, that happiness is attained through its own subversion. Whether you are new to the world of Zen koans or are already knowledgeable of their role in the Buddhist tradition, this book will entertain and enlighten you.