The Blue Cliff Record

The Blue Cliff Record

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The Blue Cliff Record by Thomas Cleary

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
Publication date: 04/12/2005
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 717,985
File size: 2 MB

About 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.

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago