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The Infinite Mirror: Commentaries on Two Chan Classics

The Infinite Mirror: Commentaries on Two Chan Classics

by Master Sheng Yen
     
 

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Here is the inimitable Master Sheng Yen at his best, illuminating the ancient texts of the Chinese Zen tradition to show how wonderfully practical they really are, even for us today.  The texts, written by two of the founders of the Ts’ao-tung sect of Chan Buddhism, are poems entitled Inquiry into Matching Halves and Song of the Precious Mirror

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Here is the inimitable Master Sheng Yen at his best, illuminating the ancient texts of the Chinese Zen tradition to show how wonderfully practical they really are, even for us today.  The texts, written by two of the founders of the Ts’ao-tung sect of Chan Buddhism, are poems entitled Inquiry into Matching Halves and Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi.  Both emphasize the Chan view that wisdom is not separate from vexation, and both speak of the levels of awareness through which one must pass on the way to realization. Both are also works of Buddhist philosophy that can serve as guides to spiritual practice for anyone.

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“Chan Master Sheng Yen is a great teacher, and I have a great confidence in his scholarship and wisdom.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590303986
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Series:
Zen Buddhism Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930–2009) was a widely respected Taiwanese Chan (Chinese Zen) master who taught extensively in the West during the last thirty-one y ears of his life, with twenty-one centers throughout North America, as well as dozens of others throughout the world. He has co-led retreats with the Dalai Lama, and he is the author of numerous books in Chinese and English, including Song of Mind, The Method of No-Method, and his autobiography, Footprints in the Snow.

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