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The Blue Cliff Record is a classic collection of 100 traditional Zen teaching stories or koans. This translation includes the commentaries of two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan - Hakuin Ekaku of the Rinzai sect and Tenkei Denson of the Soto sect. The penetrating insights and teachings of these two figures shed new light on the original work of Zen litera ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 10th 2002 by Shambhala Publications (first published March 1st 1978)
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This, along with Sayings Of Layman P'ang, epitomizes for me the essence of Ch'an. Highly recommended.
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Very useful as companion to your Zen koan study
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Think of this as an appendix or supplement to The Blue Cliff Record. The Blue Cliff Record is a central text of both Rinzai and Soto sects of [Japanese] Zen Buddhism, and the commentaries from these two perspectives shed light on these initially obscure and inscrutable writings.
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