The Blue Cliff Record

The Blue Cliff Record

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by J. C. Cleary
     
 

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The
Blue Cliff Record

is a translation of the
Pi
Yen Lu
,
a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.

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The
Blue Cliff Record

is a translation of the
Pi
Yen Lu
,
a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834828209
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
978,541
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

J. C. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He has translated several books of Zen literature, including Zen Dawn.

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931–1995) was a seminal figure in the transmission of Zen Buddhism to the West. He was founding abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) from 1967 to 1995 and of Zen Mountain Center from 1978 to 1995. He and his successors also founded Zen centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Maezumi Roshi established The Kuroda Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Human Values, which promotes Buddhist scholarship and publishes, with the University of Hawaii Press, translations of East Asian Buddhist classics. He coauthored On Zen Practice: Foundation of Practice, On Zen Practice II: Body, Breath and Mind, and The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment. He also provided the commentary for The Way of Everyday Life: Zen Master Dogen's Genjokoan.

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The Blue Cliff Record 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been studying zen for thirty-five years. Today some friends and me were asking what one book would we take to a desert island: 'Shakespeare Works', 'Ada', 'A good encyclopedia', yeah, yeah. But we settled on 'The Blue Cliff Record' because you could never finish it (or yourself) and because it's full of humor, really deep in the ground humor that flies up like wild birds! It's also never boring, or, it's always boring into you digging for big mind oil and the infinite lake. I give it as many stars as exist everywhere plus one.
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