The Mirror of Zen: The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice of Zen Master So Sahn

The Mirror of Zen: The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice of Zen Master So Sahn

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by Boep Joeng
     
 

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The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens.
It has shined forth since beginningless time.
Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this?
Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking.

Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful

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The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens.
It has shined forth since beginningless time.
Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this?
Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking.

Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and teachings of Zen. Each section opens with a quotation—drawn from classical scriptures, teachings, and anecdotes—followed by the author’s commentary and verse. Originally written in Chinese, the text was translated into Korean in the mid-twentieth century by the celebrated Korean monk Boep Joeng. An American Zen monk, Hyon Gak, has translated it into English.

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Library Journal
This little book is in fact the third redaction of the Swedenborg Foundation's new translation of 18th-century scientist and mystic Swedenborg's beloved classic, Heaven and Hell, first published in Latin in the late 1750s and subsequently in most of the world's languages. Swedenborg's confident descriptions of the afterlife, based on his own visionary experiences, exerted an influence on thought in the West well out of proportion to the size of his following—both the James family and Jorge Luis Borges were ardent students of his work. Swedenborg's cosmology is entirely unlike that of any other Christian mystic, and this handy volume, based on a new translation, should provide an excellent introduction to this work of both spiritual and intellectual interest. Recommended.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590303849
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
300,013
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

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