Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of the Mind

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This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teaching of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge that...
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This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teaching of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge that reveals to a man what he is cannot be communicated by words. With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path. It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance.

The teacher of the famous Lin-chi (who went on to found the Rinzai school of Zen), Huang Po is regarded by many to be one of the greatest Zen masters. Renowned scholar John Blofeld offers a translation of the text of Huang Po's profound teachings and instruction.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802150929
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 365,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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