What More Do You Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers

What More Do You Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers

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What More Do You Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Albert Low, Jeffrey Frith

All readers, both novice and longtime practitioners, will encounter in this book new answers, and new questions, to the what, why and how of Zen practice.

We've all had moments in our lives when we've thought, "Something is missing. There must be more to life than this." It is this sense that often brings people to the practice of Zen. By turning to Zen, they acknowledge that this "something" lies not in externals, but rather in seeking to transcend desire and attachment. The journey toward that transcendence begins with questioning, and questions will be part of the path until awakening is attained.

In What More do You Want? a fascinating new book by renowned Zen master Albert Low, he addresses some of the questions students have posed about the practice of Zen: Why do we practice? Why should we seek to understand our reasons for practicing? How can we distinguish between true and false practice? What is awakening? In addition, Low shares with his readers four teishos—talks that comment on a text or koan in order to enhance meditation practice—on zazen or seated meditation, on pain and suffering, and on the very nature of practice itself. Finally, Low shares with readers an experience of satori, a glimpse into Buddha nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462911912
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Albert Low is an internationally recognized Zen master and author. Among his many works are Zen and the Sutras, To Know Yourself, and Zen Meditation Plain and Simple. He has been teacher and director of Montreal Zen Centre for over thirty years.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 15

Questions to the Teacher 19

Teishos 145

Introduction 146

Teisho 1 Comments on Hakuin Zenji's Chant in Praise of Zazen 149

Teisho 2 Hakuin Zenji's Chant in Praise of Zazen (continued) 164

Teisho 3 On Pain and Suffering 179

Teisho 4 Sitting Long and Getting Tired 191

On Awakening 205

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