Hakuin's Precious Mirror Cave A Zen Miscellany

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-01
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
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The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Silent Illumination, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important teacher. Norman Waddell has devoted a large part of his life to translating and publishing work by and about Hakuin. This collection of six diverse and independent works by the great master will be important to seasoned Zen practitioners, newcomers and theologians alike.

Author Biography

Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) was the most prominent Zen teacher in the history of the sect, as well as a celebrated calligrapher, painter, and writer. Norman Waddell translated and contributed to The Religious Art of Zen Master Hakuin. The Old Tea Seller is his translation of Baisao, and he has translated the works of many others, including Dogen, Bankei, and D.T. Suzuki. He lives in Kyoto, Japan.

Table of Contents

General Introductionp. xi
The Tale of My Childhoodp. 3
The Tale of Yukichi of Takayamap. 39
Idle Talk on a Night Boatp. 83
Old Granny's Tea-Grinding Songsp. 115
An Account of the Precious Mirror Cavep. 127
The Chronological Biography of Zen Master Hakuinp. 143
Notesp. 241
Glossaryp. 285
Selected Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 295
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