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Posted January 25, 2012
Daehaeng Sunim is a Korean Zen nun with a remarkable biography of spiritual breakthrough that she accomplished largely without the help of religious institutions. Because she had her breakthrough in a predominantly Zen Buddhist country (back before Korean cities became predominantly Christian), she learned to cast her experience in Zen terms, but her experiences are clearly universal. The translator has chosen to leave certain concepts in the Korean throughout the text, with explanations given at the beginning and in the excellent glossary. "No River to Cross" is a lovely manual of spiritual advice, focused most of all on returning to your "fundamental mind." Although unsophisticated at times, and certainly not a manual for beginners (in Buddhism, or non-dualistic spiritual paths in general), the sweetness of Daehaeng's genuine realization makes the book a delight.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.