A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better.
A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, one of the most influential books of the past 50 years, demystifies the underlying principles of our contemporary beliefs and ideals and shows us how to attain contentment in all areas of our lives. It blends a story about a father and son riding motorcycles across the country with philosophical reflections on how people interact with technology, metaphysics, and how to lead meaningful lives.
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.