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Zen Sourcebook : Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan



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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 Zenp. 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 Sutrap. 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 Nunsp. 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 Zenp. 133
Chinul (1158-1210), On Cultivating the Mind (excerpts)p. 135
Dagen (1200-1253), Selected Writingsp. 140
The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai (died 1298) (complete)p. 173
Muso Soseki (1275-1351), Selected Poemsp. 181
T'aego (1301-1382), Collected Sayings (excerpts)p. 188
Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481), Selected Poems in Chinese and Japanesep. 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 Poemsp. 241
Hakuin Ekaku (1684-1768), Autobiographical Writings (excerpts) and Song of Meditation (complete)p. 243
Daigu Ryokan (1758-1831), Selected Poems in Chinese and Japanesep. 252
Kyong Ho (1849-1912), The Great Matter of Life and Death (complete)p. 260
Glossary and Chinese Name Chartp. 266
Selected Bibliographyp. 271
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