|Author(s) : Cleary, Thomas and Hakuin
|Publishers Price : £27.00
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|ISBN : 1570629129|
|EAN : 9781570629129|
|Cover : Paperback|
|Pages : 354|
|Size : 228 x 150mm|
|Publisher : Shambhala Publications|
|Published : 2002|
|Category : Zen: General
Category 2 : Zen: Rinzai
The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism and this new work from Thomas Cleary fills the gap in the East-West transmission of Zen lore with commentaries by two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku of the Rinzai sect and Tenkei Denson of the Soto sect.
Although the Blue Cliff Record has been available in translation for many years these commentaries have been unavailable to the public until now and are sure to shed new light on the meaning of this pivotal Zen text.
"The commentaries of Hakuin and Tenkei are of particular worth in the elucidation of the Blue Cliff Record, not just because of the renown and historical importance of these two Zen masters, and not just because of the rare scholarship they bring to the task, but especially because of their penetrating Zen perceptions. The question of Zen meaning, rather than literary criticism or academic analysis, is the crux of their task as expositors." Thomas Cleary.
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