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    READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY Maybe it's unfair to give a poor rating to a book I read in high school However I like to think that I was wise beyond my years and knew a phony self congratulatory pretentious buffoon when I saw one On the other hand I did wear baggy overalls with Birkenstocks every day back then and wondered why I didn’t have a boyfriend so clearly I didn’t know everythingBut as I read through the reviews here I am confronted by a rush of

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I feel like Robert M Pirsig has wronged me personally

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    Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance When I was uite young my brain said to me after a particularly long and stoned session listening to Pink Floyd and discussing philosophy 'oh give me a break' So I said to my brain 'there's no need to be so rude' and my brain said 'no seriously I can't handle this any really let me take a break' So it did and I've been op

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    Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance There are three threads weaving through this book none of which as is pointed out has much to do with either eastern philosophy or with motorcycle maintenanceThe first is a straightforward narration by a man riding across the country with his young son and two friends a married couple This evocative travelogue is by far the most enjoyable aspect of the novelThe second element is a sort of mystery as that man struggles

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I can see by my watch without taking my hand from the left grip of the cycle that it is eight thirty in the morningI have read Zen probably four or five times The clinical precision of the author is apparent in all the detail here left grip eight thirty The self reference o

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance After years of people saying Oh you're a philosophy major? Have you heard of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance? You should read it I finally broke down and bought a copy I am usually wary of books that seem to hold promises

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I must start by saying that this is one of my favorite books ever Although it is deep and complicated and takes a lot of focus to read

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    DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY Plato's Phaedrus said And what is written well and what is written badlyneed we ask Lysias or any other poet or orator who ever wrote or will write either a political or other work in meter or out of meter poet or prose writer to teach us this? Modern Phaedrus said “And what is good Phaedrus And what is not good— Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?” I keep re reading passages from Zen and the Art and Tao of Pooh and Siddhart

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    DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig Brilliant Pirsig might be something of an American Montaigne producing readable philosophy with a minimum of abtractions That’s a gift After undergoing electro convulsive therapy 28 times Pirsig in this book gives his formerly insane self a doppelgänger like alter ego Phaedrus and bravely tries to piece together that formerly insane self’s thought in order to learn from it This alone is fascinating At th

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig OK maybe I'm being a little too harsh I actually enjoyed the idea of the cross country motorcycle ride the details about motorcycle mechanics and especially the portrayal of the narrator's relationship with his son The son was the

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Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance We live a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer. After years of people saying Oh you re a philosophy major Have you heard of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance You should read it I finally broke down and bought a copy I am usually wary of books that seem to hold promises of sweetness and light and spiritual awakening in this age of The Purpose Driven Life and Silver RavenwolfMy thoughts on the book even months after reading it are still mixed Artistically I do think it s a polished and respectable piece of literature It s well written and compelling But my philosophy major side is hesitant about it I don t know much about Zen Buddhism so I can t speak for how Pirsig treated that aspect but the rundowns on philosophy made me anxious in the way that Philosophy for Dummies makes me anxious you have to assume that the author s interpretation is one that is valid And sometimes there was enough value judgment language that it felt like the text was conveniently interpreting the philosopher at hand as opposed to fairlyIt s a good book and I recommend it but I also recommend reading about the philosophies Pirsig touches on eg Kant Hume Aristotle Socrates Plato etc Anything that turns people on to philosophy can t be all bad after all

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Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M Pirsig's Zen the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how. Maybe it s unfair to give a poor rating to a book I read in high school However I like to think that I was wise beyond my years and knew a phony self congratulatory pretentious buffoon when I saw one On the other hand I did wear baggy overalls with Birkenstocks every day back then and wondered why I didn t have a boyfriend so clearly I didn t know everythingBut as I read through the reviews here I am confronted by a rush of unpleasant memories about this particular reading experience The narrator did indeed seem like a dick And he may have been okay with that because I got the impression that he s one of those guys who doesn t care if he comes off as a dick because his purpose in life is to Figure It All Out and disseminate his impressive knowledge to the masses of sheep like mouth breathers who wandered into Waldenbooks and picked up a mass market paperback copy of his masterpiece Their lives will be changed The narrator is too busy unraveling the mysteries of the universe to bother with being likable It s a sacrifice but someone has to do it We should be thanking himAnd this is just an aside but part of me always wonders if there is something wrong with me or if I m an elitist or delusional because I ve never read a life changing book That s right a book has never changed me I read as a kind of re affirmation of what I think I already know somewhere deep down Or I simply read to experience the pleasure of a good story I ve put a book down and thought to myself Boy that was a good book I m in such a pleasantponderousgloomy mood now Well done But never have I put down a book and thought Before I read this I was wandering around on this thing we call Earth with the wrong ideas about lifepeoplereligionmechanical engineering but now I have been enlightened From this point forward my life will be different I will be a better person I don t know Maybe I just have a bad attitude or think that I m smarter than everyone else Maybe I m no better than our friend Mr Pirsig If you think that may be the case I suppose you can just ignore this review completely and read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceBut If you think I m just like Pirsig you would want to heed my advice about this book and avoid it wouldn t you Aha You see you can t like us both otherwise the universe will implode Or will it Perhaps it is no than a conundrum I have devised out of sheer malice and a masturbatory sense of self importance Perhaps I am full of shit You ll never know for sure You can t escape this philosophy ninja s intellectual trap Don t even try

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Robert M. Pirsig µ 6 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Robert M. Pirsig DOWNLOAD Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Motorcycle trip across America's Northwest undertaken by a father his young son. I must start by saying that this is one of my favorite books ever Although it is deep and complicated and takes a lot of focus to read I feel that there are a lot of great messages here in the author s search for uality This was my second time reading this book and I liked it this time Interlaced with stories from an across the west motorcycle trip with his son and some friends Pirsig tells the story of his past in an almost former life before being admitted to a mental institution after going crazy in his pursuit of uality He often uses the motorcycle as an analogy as well as climbing mountains With what many would see as too much depth and detail but not me he dissects the ideas of rhetoric uality the scientific method technology and many ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers and tries to take down an entire academic department in the search of a unifying truthgodconnecting force I don t really feel that there is a lot that I can say to do this book justice in a short review form like this I ll just write up a bunch of underlined uotes instead physical discomfort is important only when the mood is wrong Then you fasten on to whatever thing is uncomfortable and call that the cause But if the mood is right then physical discomfort doesn t mean much Caring about what you are doing is considered either unimportant or taken for granted That s the first normal thing I ve said in weeks The rest of the time I m feigning twentieth century lunacy just like you are So as to not draw attention to myself Nobody is concerned any about tidily conserving space The land isn t valuable any We are in a Western town But to tear down a factory or to revolt against a government or to avoid repair of a motorcycle because it is a system is to attack effects rather than causes and as long as the attack is upon effects only no change is possible The true system the real system is our present construction of systematic thought itself rationality itself and if a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing then that rationality will simply produce another factory If a revolution destroys a systematic government but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government There s so much talk about the system And so little understanding If the purpose of scientific method is to select from among a multitude of hypotheses and if the number of hypotheses grows faster than experimental method can handle then it is clear that all hypotheses can never be tested If all hypotheses cannot be tested then the results of any experiment are inconclusive and the entire scientific method falls short of its goal of establishing proven knowledge Sometimes it s a little better to travel than to arrive You look at where you re going and where you are and it never makes sense but then you look back at where you ve been and a pattern seems to emerge And if you project forward from that pattern then sometimes you can come up with something But what s happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adeuate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy turviness As a result we re getting and people in irrational areas of thought occultism mysticism drug changes and the like because they feel the inadeuacy of classical reason to handle what they know are real experiences The trouble is that essays always have to sound like God talking for eternity and that isn t the way it ever is People should see that it s never anything other than just one person talking from one place in time and space and circumstance It s never been anything else ever but you can t get that across in an essay The allegory of a physical mountain for the spiritual one that stands between each soul and its goal is an easy and natural one to make Like those in the valley behind us most people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships Some travel into the mountains accompanied by experienced guides who know the best and least dangerous routes by which they arrive at their destination Still others inexperienced and untrusting attempt to make their own routes Few of these are successful but occasionally some by sheer will and luck and grace do make it Once there they become aware than any of the others that there s no single or fixed number of routes There are as many routes as there are individual souls He was just stopped Waiting For that missing seed crystal of thought that would suddenly solidify everything Any effort that has self glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster When you try to climb a mountain to prove how big you are you almost never make it And even if you do it s a hollow victory In order to sustain the victory you have to prove yourself again and again in some other way and again and again and again driven forever to fill a false image haunted by the fear that the image is not true and someone will find out That s never the way The holiness of the mountain infused into their own spirits enabled them to endure far than anything he with his greater physical strength could take Care and uality are internal and external aspects of the same thing A person who sees uality and feels it as he works is a person who cares A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who s bound to have some characteristic of uality They have patience care and attentiveness to what they re doing but than this there s a kind of inner peace of mind that isn t contrived but results from a kind of harmony with the work in which there s no leader and no follower The material and the craftsman s thoughts change together in a progression of smooth even changes until his mind is at rest at the exact instant the material is right Or if he takes whatever dull job he s stuck with and they are all sooner or later dull and just to keep himself amused starts to look for options of uality and secretly pursues these options just for their own sake thus making an art out of what he is doing he s likely to discover he becomes a much interesting person and much less of an object to the people around him because his uality decisions change him too And not only the job and him but others too because the uality tends to fan out like waves The uality job he didn t think anyone was going to see is seen and the person who sees it feels a little better because of it and is likely to pass that feeling on to others and in that way the uality tends to keep on goingMy personal feeling is that this is how any further improvement of the world will be done by individuals making uality decisions and that s allGod I don t want to have any enthusiasm for big programs full of social planning for big masses of people that leave individual uality out These can be left alone for a while There s a place for them but they ve got to be built on a foundation of uality within the individuals involved We ve had that individual uality in the past exploited as a natural resource without knowing it and now it s just about depleted Everyone s just about out if gumption And I think it s about time to return the rebuilding of this American resource individual worth There are political reactionaries who ve been saying something close to this for years I m not one of them but to the extent they re talking about real individual worth and not just an excuse for giving money to the rich they re right We do need a return to individual integrity self reliance and old fashioned gumption We really do What is good Phaedrus and what is not good need we ask anyone to tell us these things

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 540
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Robert M. Pirsig
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 9780060589462