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 . Besides thinking about this koan each day, I used the following koan Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record: Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei. The Blue Cliff Record is the “model koan text” for Zen Buddhists, according to the back of the book in front of me. Shunryu Suzuki uses some of.

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We can learn new skills and occupations. I have read this for years, and have I touched such truth? Zen koan collections works. Dec 02, Jughead rated it it was amazing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Here if you say the staff has turned into a dragon your blind; but if you say the staff is just a staff, the universe and world are just as they are, and there is no such thing as a staff turning into a dragon and swallowing the universe, then you are joans to the domain of unconcern, with the independently manifest potential of Ummon.

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In koan practice with a Zen master, he or she assigns a koan for you to work on. Pele at the temple. It was first published in It is about seven feet long, perhaps with some of its twigs left untrimmed, and is quite ungainly in appearance. Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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This webpage was last updated or modified on March 8, A wooden stick swallow up a river? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The dialogues are brimming over with surprising meanings and insights. Don’t have a Kindle?

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These one hundred cases are more than mere anecdotes of historical or philosophical interest. Roshi, you are a wild fox spirit caught by the dragon. Contemplating them, meditating on them gets beyond the nonsense.