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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - 04-25-2017, 01:00 PM

Robert M. Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” died at his home in South Berwick, Maine on April 24.


http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/04/...ead-at-88.html


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Time to read it again....



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04-25-2017, 01:22 PM

RIP Robert M. Pirsig

That was one of the if not THE best book ever written
on the essence of spirituality regarding motorcycling.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quote...le-maintenance


“In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize
that through that car window everything you see is just more TV.
You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all.
You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore,
and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” .

― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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04-25-2017, 02:33 PM

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RIP Robert M. Pirsig

That was one of the if not THE best book ever written
on the essence of spirituality regarding motorcycling.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quote...le-maintenance


“In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize
that through that car window everything you see is just more TV.
You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all.
You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore,
and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” .

― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Love it.

completely in contact with it all....

Especially when it rains....



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04-25-2017, 04:03 PM

Sad news. It really can be an almost spiritual experience to get out and ride, especially out where the scenery is nice. In city traffic...not so much
  
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04-25-2017, 04:45 PM

I'm so grateful for Zen. Thank you Mr Pirsig.
  
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04-25-2017, 05:54 PM

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Robert M. Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” died at his home in South Berwick, Maine on April 24.


http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/04/...ead-at-88.html


RIP


Time to read it again....



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One of my favorite books!


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04-25-2017, 05:56 PM

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RIP Robert M. Pirsig

That was one of the if not THE best book ever written
on the essence of spirituality regarding motorcycling.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quote...le-maintenance


“In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize
that through that car window everything you see is just more TV.
You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all.
You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore,
and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” .

― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
I actually used his book to teach composition writing.


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I'm so grateful for Zen. Thank you Mr Pirsig.
I remember Pirsig saying his book wasn't much about Zen and not a hell of a lot about motorcycle maintenance but still...


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04-25-2017, 11:16 PM

My 1st time thru this book took me forever. Had to keep going back and rereading pages, chapters, etc... I think it helped shape my "picture of the world".


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I remember Pirsig saying his book wasn't much about Zen and not a hell of a lot about motorcycle maintenance but still...
Yep....all about the path into and out of insanity.......
  
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04-26-2017, 07:11 AM

I grew up with 5 older siblings so there were always books (and albums) lying around. In my early teens, in between books on the Mets or Marx Brothers, I'd be reading Kerouac or Hesse or Cervantes. I can still picture this book with a light purple cover, but I never picked it up. I think that I will now after reading some of these posts.

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04-26-2017, 09:24 AM

I will have to read this as I have never heard of it before.

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04-26-2017, 09:28 AM

"The only Zen you can find on tops of mountains is the Zen you take there."

...have a copy of his book since '77

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04-26-2017, 09:31 AM

It was also a good read on the relationship between fathers and sons.


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It was also a good read on the relationship between fathers and sons.
It was. For some reason the first thing I thought of when I saw that Mr. Pirsig had died was wondering what path his son had chosen in life.


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