When I first started becoming interested in buddhism I remember looking at the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and thinking, ‘that won’t help me, I don’t know anything about motorcycles’. Well, 9 years later I find myself wanting to know more about both Zen buddhism and motorcycle maintenance. Luckily for me there happens to be a book on just that.
This is probably the quintessential book for introducing westerners to buddhism. I am actually glad that I haven;t read it until now. I am loving it so far.