The Story of Genesis: A Zen Interpretation

It is said that there are seven books of wisdom in the Bible — Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs. But what about the book of Genesis? I definitely think it should be included as one of the books of wisdom. To me, Genesis is a truly deep book, full of Zen wisdom. The fact that it is not included is a sign that this first book of the Bible is not well-understood.

We live in an age of atheism. In many ways, we have long left the Age of Faith. I have the impression that the only people who are seriously studying the Bible are the…