Zen for Americans (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)

Zen for Americans (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)

by Soyen Shaku
     
 

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This work is a collection of some of the lectures delivered by the Right Reverend Soyen Shaku during his… See more details below

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The e-text comes with a full Table of Contents, allowing you to easily move between chapters. Within seconds, you'll be able to read any part of the book that you want! It's been formatted for the Nook to allow you the best reading experience.
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This work is a collection of some of the lectures delivered by the Right Reverend Soyen Shaku during his sojourn in Japan. He lectured on the Sutra of Forty-two Chapters, and naturally chose the texts for his sermons from this most popular among the canonical books. Partial Contents: Sutra of forty-two chapters; God conception; assertions and denials; immortality; Buddhist faith and ethics; What is Buddhism? middle way; wheel of the good law; reply to a Christian critic; ignorance and enlightenment; practice of Dhyana; Buddhism and oriental culture; sacrifice for a stanza; Buddhist view of war.

The book includes a translation of The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters, which was the first Buddhist document translated into Chinese, and which had a huge influence on the development of Zen. Many of the essays are introductions to various Buddhist topics for Christians, and all of them are ideal for a general audience. The two essays which close out the book which discuss the Buddhist attitude towards war and peace, and are of historical interest because they were referenced by Leo Tolstoy in his anti-war declaration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012340573
Publisher:
Classic Century Works
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
827,888
File size:
0 MB

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