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Dongshan's Five Ranks: Keys to Enlightenment

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The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—-a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle.

We imagine ourselves and the universe to be distinct, but within us glimmers the suspicion that we are in fact intimately connected and inseparable from all that there is.
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Wisdom Publications
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May 31, 2014 Ed rated it it was amazing
I confess I wasn't familiar with Dongshan's Five Ranks - a mini-suite of dialectical 9th-century Zen teachings rendered in poetic form - before reading this book. Bolleter is a clear-headed and insightful guide to Dongshan's great work, a jewel of Zen literature that is an inexhaustible treasure house of wisdom. Many bows to Bolleter for introducing me to Dongshan and carefully unpacking the Five Ranks line by line. Fascinating, life-enhancing and will remain an important part of my practice and ...more
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A beautiful book. Half scholarship, half poetry, and all Teisho (direct presentation of the dharma). A classic in the making I suspect.
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