I’ve been studying Advaita for awhile now, I guess going on two years now. Being a “seeker”, of sorts, is terribly frustrating, and I envy folks that get it. (You should look at my other blog to see how deep it is) Anyway, Ken B. loaned me a book – “Zen Flesh, Zen Bones” – sometime last year. It’s not a big book, but I’d put it away and finally stumbled upon it last week. It’s a compilation of some Zen and Pre-Zen stories, some of them up to 4,000 years old. Fascinating, and thought-provoking at times. The cover has a very cool Japanese, or Chinese, painting of a monk riding a bull. The bull is significant in Zen, but you’ll have to do some googling to find out why. I had a go at recreating the painting on the cover of this wonderful book.