Classics of Buddhism & Zen: Vol. 4

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Secondary Title: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

Description: Volume Four of Classics of Buddhism and Zen features several essential works on the practice of Zen koans, including a complete translation of Gateless Barrier, a classic collection of Zen parables, paradoxes, and teaching stories. Also included is a collection of poetry from the Chinese Buddhist poet Wen-Siang.

The volume includes:

-          Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment

This first complete modern translation of the classic Denkoroku illustrates how to attain satori.

-          Unlocking the Zen Koan

This translation of the koan classic Wumenguan also includes Cleary's selection of comments by great Chinese Zen masters.

-          Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen

An anthology of Japanese Rinzai Zen from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

-          Timeless Spring: A Soto Zen Anthology

Contains sayings, informal talks, and public cases of important Soto Zen masters.

-          Zen Antics: 100 Stories of Enlightenment

Unlike many of the baffling dialogues between Zen masters preserved in koan literature, the stories retold here are pointedly simple but with a richness and subtlety that make them worth reading again and again.

-          Record of Things Heard: From the Treasury of the Eye of the True Teaching

This Zen classic is a collection of talks by the great Japanese Zen Master Dogen, founder of the Soto school.

-          Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful

Among the greatest masterpieces of the secular Buddhist poetry, these verses mock the folly of tyrants and celebrate the indomitability of life.

Author: Dogen, Various

Translator: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Style: Paperback

Edition Print: 2005

ISBN: 9781590302217

Pages: 912

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