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Zen Letters presents the teachings of the great Chinese master Yuanwu (1063–1135) in direct person-to-person lessons, intimately revealing the inner workings of the psychology of enlightenment. These teachings are drawn from letters written by Yuanwu to various fellow teachers, disciples, and lay students—to women as well as men, to people with families and worldly career ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published November 13th 2001 by Shambhala (first published 1994)
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Fantastic. Yuanwu's letters to students and practitioners discuss the psychology and practice of enlightenment and meditation. An excellent and inspiring work; a must read; essentially clear and serene. A wonderful partner to Huang-Po's Zen Teaching and Huineng's Platform Sutra.
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J. C. Cleary has a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages from Harvard University and has translated several Zen texts.
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