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The Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues

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Book of Serenity is a translation of Shoyo Roku, a collection of one hundred Zen koans with commentaries that stands as a companion to the other great Chinese koan collection, the Blue Cliff Record (Pi Yen Lu). A classic of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism, Book of Serenity has been skillfully rendered into English by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary.

Compiled in China
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 22nd 2005 by Shambhala (first published 1990)
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Grady Ormsby
May 27, 2011 Grady Ormsby rated it it was amazing
Some things can't be rushed. I found this collection of "Zen Dialogues" to be obtuse, abstract, baffling, confusing and full of absolute joy.
Joseph
Dec 09, 2012 Joseph rated it really liked it
The other collection of koans. These are not as essential, nor as elegantly written as the Blue Cliff Record.
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The Koans are challenging. It is best to use this as a reference and part of serious buddhist zen study
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