Zen Dawn: Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

Zen Dawn: Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang (Shambhala Dragon Editions) by J.C. Cleary 1570627029 9781570627026
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This important book brings together three long-lost texts, the earliest known writings on Zen.Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lankapresents a complete set of biographies of the Zen patriarchs.Bodhidharmas Treatise on Contemplating Mind-written in the form of a dialogue between the first Zen patriarch, Bodhidharma, and his successor, Huke-views all the various practices of the Bodhisattva path from the perspective of cultivating mind.Treatise on Sudden Enlightenmentpresents a series of questions and answers illuminating the true nature of sudden enlightenment as pure, undifferentiated mind. Dating from the first half of the eighth century, and only recently rediscovered in Tun Huang, China, these books offer the best information currently available on the early meditation techniques of the northern school of Zen Buddhism.

Author: J.C. Cleary

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 144

Publisher: Shambhala

Publication Date: 2001-11-13

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