A short essay on one man's experience with meditation. Here are a few quotes:
"To be quiet, completely quiet, to sit and to listen — this is the essence of Zen meditation."
"If the essence of prayer is to be quiet and to listen, then I have spent a half hour in prayer, and I have made some kind of connection, however brief."
"Zen is more than the practice of meditation; it is a way of life and a way of being."
The second half of the book is a short biography of Howard Fast, an American writer of the 20th century. He published more than 80 works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenplays.