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Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku
     

Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku

by Katsuki Sekida
 

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The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan ( Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku ( Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most

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The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan ( Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku ( Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. In a completely new translation, together with original commentaries, Katsuki Sekida brings to these works the same fresh and pragmatic approach that made his Zen Training so successful. The insights of a lifetime of Zen practice and his familiarity with Western as well as Eastern ways of thinking make him an ideal interpreter of these texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834801301
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1977
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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