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 . Besides thinking about this koan each day, I used the following koan Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record: Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei. The Blue Cliff Record is the “model koan text” for Zen Buddhists, according to the back of the book in front of me. Shunryu Suzuki uses some of.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Classic Book of Zen Koans. Many Zen teachers advocate spiritual progress based on methods other than words and scriptures; and involving a mind-to-mind, person-to-person, Master to student, Guru to disciple interaction over a long period of time.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. And the reason they can do this is because mountains and rivers do not themselves exist but are simply names we we give to momentary combinations of causes and conditions that are themselves momentary combinations of causes and conditions: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

His translations of many Buddhist texts including the Blue Cliff Record are invaluable and a resource for all who koanns to practice the Dharma. This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat To ask other readers questions about The Blue Cliff Recordplease sign up.


I have seen beautiful dragon canes and short staffs carved out of wood. One of the Treasures of Chan Buddhism wonderfully translated by the Cleary brothers. Return to Book Page. So, I read and write anyway, grinding away, fool that I am; and, smile when a few sparks fly from the grinder.

Taking a long view of time, it blud true that trees slowly drink up rivers.

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Comments by Hakuin on Case Feb 23, Ryan rated it really liked it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My contemplation of koans, going back tohas enabled me to peek through the Great Barrier many times; then go back to my duties and responsibilities as a layman following the Eightfold Path.

Most of the “meaning” is on the surface; if you start digging deeper, trying to ti This is one of the essential texts on Zen Buddhism, straight from the source.

Sande rated it it was amazing Jan 16, In September I decided to try Zen practice for a year. Most of the “meaning” is on the surface; if you start digging deeper, trying to tie things together in a way that makes sense then you lose the point completely. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

In such cases, I go back to the exact meaning of rating stars, bluw is a measure of how I experienced the book. So where and in what did the singularity appear if not in space? I firmly believe this translation is a milestone and will immensely benefit those who are sincerely engaged in the practice and the enlightenment of the Buddha-way.

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Puns, riddles, and jokes all tickle our clever and humorous bones. A nice addition is the inclusion of biographical information about the Chinese masters. So anyway, is there such a thing? Illuminating Classic Zen Koans. Yunmen said, “A true person of the Way can speak fire without burning his mouth. Shasta clearly on a winter’s day; when hiking on Mt. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


However, in the style of the old masters, I ask: Shasta is see rocks and trees. This particular copy was purchased for a friend. The school would eventually be absorbed by the Rinzai school later in the Song. People use a variety of methods and practices to stimulate and reinforce spiritual experiences: Die Niederschrift vom blauen Fels – Hekiganroku: Open Preview See a Problem? In any case, someone needs thirty blows to the head and I hope it’s not me. English Choose a language for shopping.

Sir, the dragon was fortunate that you were able to feed him. And it will mock you while it does it, too. In case you can read German, I strongly advise to use the following volume next to the translation of Thomas Cleary: Here are some ways I have responded, reacted, replied, or stated an “answer” to this koan, Case 60 of the Gateless Barrier:.

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The dialogues are brimming over with surprising meanings and insights. A few of the themes I gleamed: Setcho suddenly picked up his staff and descended from the dais; the whole assembly scattered at once. Buy the selected items together This item: