We often speak of time as a commodity--as something we "save" or "spend"--or as something that slips through our fingers before we can accomplish what we want. The Zen view is radically, wonderfully different: time is a creative, dynamic process that continuously produces the world and everything in it. Understanding this--that there literally is no time to "lose"--is the door to freedom. "Move over, Martin Heidegger. The late Japanese Zenmaster Katagiri Roshi conveys a zest for Zen understanding that differs from the calm inscrutability of other Zen Buddhists."--Publishers Weekly (starred review).