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This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1200 years of this rich -- and often misunderstood -- tradition. A general introduction and notes provide historical, biographical, and cultural context; a note on translation, and a glossary of terms are also included.
Table of Contents
|Notes on Translation|
|Chinese Zen||p. 1|
|The Heart Sutra and the Kanzeon Sutra (complete)||p. 3|
|Bodhidharma (died c. 532), The Two Paths (complete)||p. 9|
|Seng-ts'an (died 606), Hsin-hsin-ming (Trust in Mind, complete)||p. 13|
|Hui-neng (638-713), Autobiography (complete), from the Platform Sutra||p. 19|
|Shih-t'ou (700-790), Harmony of Difference and Equality (Sandokai, complete)||p. 31|
|Huang-po (died c. 850), Transmission of Mind (excerpts)||p. 34|
|Lin-chi (died 866), Lin-chi Record (excerpts)||p. 43|
|The P'ang Family: Layman P'ang (740-808), Mrs. P'ang (n.d.), and P'ang Ling-chao (d. 808), Anecdotes and Poems (excerpts)||p. 52|
|Selected Poems by Chinese Nuns||p. 61|
|Chao-chou (778-897), Recorded Sayings (excerpts)||p. 72|
|K'uo-an (active c. 1150), The Ox-Herding Poems (complete)||p. 85|
|Wu-men (1183-1260), compiler, Wu-men-kuan (The Gateless Barrier, complete)||p. 89|
|The Blue Cliff Record (excerpts)||p. 112|
|Ta-hui (1089-1163), Swampland Flowers (excerpts)||p. 118|
|The Biography of Miao-tsung (1095-1170; complete)||p. 126|
|Korean and Japanese Zen||p. 133|
|Chinul (1158-1210), On Cultivating the Mind (excerpts)||p. 135|
|Dagen (1200-1253), Selected Writings||p. 140|
|The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai (died 1298) (complete)||p. 173|
|Muso Soseki (1275-1351), Selected Poems||p. 181|
|T'aego (1301-1382), Collected Sayings (excerpts)||p. 188|
|Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481), Selected Poems in Chinese and Japanese||p. 197|
|So Sahn (1520-1604), The Mirror of Zen (excerpts)||p. 208|
|Bankei Yotaku (1622-1693), The Ryumon-ji Sermons (excerpts)||p. 223|
|Illustrated text: Ryonen Genso (1646-1711), Autobiographical Poems||p. 241|
|Hakuin Ekaku (1684-1768), Autobiographical Writings (excerpts) and Song of Meditation (complete)||p. 243|
|Daigu Ryokan (1758-1831), Selected Poems in Chinese and Japanese||p. 252|
|Kyong Ho (1849-1912), The Great Matter of Life and Death (complete)||p. 260|
|Glossary and Chinese Name Chart||p. 266|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 271|
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