Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry into Values

Robert M. Pirsig

Author's Note

What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles, either.

And what is good, Phædrus,
And what is not good...
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

My comments

In my comments I make use of a paragraph numbering for reference purpose. Text in bold are the parts of the book which deal with the trip as it is happening. The non-bold text contains the thinking of the author. Please, buy the book, if you do not have a copy of it, before you go on reading these pages. Read the rest.



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