John blofeld’s translation reflects his deep understanding of Zen and gives it a crystal clear presentation. He lived below the vulture Peak on Mount Huang Po, in the district of Kao An. He compares the mind to the sun travelling through the sky, sending forth light uncontaminated by the finest particle of dust.
Like most zen masters, anecdotes, Huang Po taught in parables which were delivered as sermons, and dialogues. For those who have discovered the nature of Reality, there is nothing old or new, he says, concepts become meaningless and reason leads to error. Nowhere is the use of paradox in zen illustrated better than in the teachings of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge which reveals to a man what he really is, cannot be communicated by words.
The Zen Teachings of Huang Po: On The Transmission Of Mind #ad - It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into the truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance. Many of the dialogues recorded in the Zen Teaching of Huang Po took place in public assembly, generally with hundreds of the Master’s followers in attendance.
With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path.
The Zen Teaching of BodhidharmaNorth Point Press #ad - Outline of practice" describes the four all-inclusive habits that lead to enlightenment, the "Bloodstream Sermon" exhorts students to seek the Buddha by seeing their own nature, the "Wake-up Sermon" defends his premise that the most essential method for reaching enlightenment is beholding the mind. A fifth-century indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China.
While others viewed zen practice as a purification of the mind or a stage on the way to perfect enlightenment, Bodhidharma equated Zen with buddhahood and believed that it had a place in everyday life. Instead of telling his disciples to purify their minds, he pointed them to rock walls, to the movements of tigers and cranes, to a hollow reed floating across the Yangtze.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma #ad - This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety. The original chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition. Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father.
Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening: being the teaching of the Zen Master Hui Hai, known as the Great PearlBuddhist Publishing Group #ad - He was a contemporary of both ma tsu and Huang Po, those early masters who established Ch'an after the death of Hui Neng, the sixth Patriarch. Hui hai's direct teachings point immediately to this moment of truth and awakening, and the message of this classic eighth-century text is universal and timeless.
The zen teaching of Hui Hai. Zen teaching of instantaneous awakening: a complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch'an Master Hui Hai by John Blofeld, with a foreword by Charles LukThis eighth-century classic is a complete translation of Hui Hai’s teachings. Hui hai, was one of the great Ch'an Zen Masters.
Hsin-Hsin MingWhite Pine Press #ad - In a world where stress seems unavoidable, Seng-ts'an's words show us how to be fully aware of each moment. Lucidly translated here by Richard B. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. Seng-ts'anthe hsin-hsin ming, the third chinese patriarch of Zen, Verses on the Faith-Mind by Seng-ts'an, is considered to be the first Chinese Zen document.
Clark, it remains one of the most widely-admired and elegant of Zen writings, and is as relevant today as it was when it was written.
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-nengCounterpoint #ad - Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. Red pine, whose translations of the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate.
A zen buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation. The platform sutra occupies a central place in Zen Ch’an Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, and notes, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike.
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng #ad - However, which transcribe the teachings of the buddha himself, unlike the other sutras, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, The Platform Sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. It is often linked with the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries.
The Blue Cliff RecordShambhala #ad - 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 teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and CommentaryCounterpoint #ad - Although it covers all the major teachings of mahayana buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words.
. Zen’s first patriarch, hui-k’o, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Bodhidharma, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. The lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. In the words of chinese zen masters, these two teachings became known as have a cup of tea” and taste the tea.
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary #ad - This is the first translation into english of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since. In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made.
Having translated the diamond sutra and the Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.
The Heart SutraCounterpoint #ad - This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. The heart sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, terms, and texts, and containing a glossary of names, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.
. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma. For this new english translation, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication.
Instant Zen: Waking Up in the Present#ad - Instant zen sheds new light on this vital tradition, making available the immediacy of Zen practice and unveiling our innate potential for conscious awakening. Returning to the uncomplicated genuineness of the original and classical Zen masters, Foyan offers many simple exercises in attention and thought designed to lead to the awakening of Zen insight into the real nature of the self.
Newcomers to zen will find this book a useful and sophisticated introduction to authentic inner Zen practices from an impeccable source, without cultural exoticism or religious cultism. Instant zen presents the teachings of Foyan, a twelfth-century Chinese Zen master recognized as one of the greatest masters of the Song dynasty Zen renaissance in China.
Instant Zen: Waking Up in the Present #ad - These succinct teachings emphasize independence and autonomy, and show us how to open our own eyes and stand on our own two feet, to see directly without delusion and act on truth without confusion. Translator thomas cleary provides an incisive introduction and extensive references from traditional Zen sources, placing the work in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Bankei Zen: Translations from The Record of BankeiGrove Press #ad - The eccentric bankei 1622–1693 has long been an underground hero in the world of Zen. This volume presents his teachings—as refreshing and iconoclastic today as they were three hundred years ago—in a fluent translation by Peter Haskel, illustrations, accompanied by a vivid account of Bankei’s life and times, and extensive notes for the scholar.
One which seems particularly appropriate to our time. Nancy wilson Ross. Haskel has furnished us with an accurate and polished translation that fully captures the lively colloquial style of the original. Mr. The late professor hakeda has rendered invaluable assistance in resolving many linguistic problems and in furnishing important insights into the text itself.
Bankei Zen: Translations from The Record of Bankei #ad - Philip yampolsky “A splendid record of a dramatically different Zen master. Huston smith “bankei zen has given us the essence of Bankei’s unique teaching . . . At a time when zen was becoming overly formalized in Japan, he stressed its relevance to everyday life, insisting on the importance of naturalness and spontaneity.
The teachings of the groundbreaking buddhist zen Master: “Should remain for years to come the standard source book for the Western student of Zen” Douglas Harding, The Middle Way.
I: Reality and SubjectivityVeritas #ad - Concludes the presentation of a long-predicted major advance in critical human knowledge. Explains the very essence of consciousness as it evolved from its primordial appearance as life on earth, on up through evolution as the human ego, and hence, the transcendence of the ego as the spiritual Reality of Enlightenment and the Presence of Divinity.
. The nonlinear reality of the enlightened sage is thereby made comprehensible to the reasoning mind. The uncommon clarity and lucidity with which the highly evolved subject matter is presented facilitates the reader's understanding and comprehension. The nature of consciousness is described in terms that recontextualize and simplify the spiritual process.