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For one reason, an unreasonable reason: the awakening of man to his true human nature.
Zen master Shohaku Okumura invites us to reveal ourselves to our naked self1.
Graf Dürckheim speaks of, our essential nature.

Shortly after his arrival in Japan, Graf Dürckheim is introduced to the world of Zen; he begins his practice with kyudo, zazen and calligraphy.