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Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition : Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji - C. Ives

Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition

Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji

By: C. Ives (Editor), T. Gishin (Editor)

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Published: 25th October 2002
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The Record of Linji stands as one of the great classics of the Zen tradition, and modern Zen master and reformer Hisamatsu Shin'ichi offers a lively and penetrating exploration of the religious essence of the text. The Record is a compilation of the sayings of Linji, the Chinese founder of Rinzai Zen. Several decades ago, at a series of Zen retreats at the Myoshinji monastery in Kyoto, Hisamatsu gave the 22 talks translated here. The book features a preface by renowned Zen philosopher Abe Masao and an introduction by Yanagida Seizan, the foremost scholar of classical Zen texts. The translators have added annotations for technical terms and textual references.

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Zen Talks on the Record of Linjip. 1
I Simply Couldn't Open My Mouthp. 3
Who is Pure and Direct in His Behavior?p. 7
There's Nothing Special in the Buddha-Dharmap. 15
After Realizing the Great Block of Awakeningp. 20
Leaving after the Summer Retreatp. 25
The One True Person without Rankp. 29
Speak, Speak!p. 34
The Mind-Dharma is without Form and Pervades the Ten Directionsp. 38
You, the Follower of the Way Right Now before My Eyes Listening to the Dharmap. 45
Independent of All Thingsp. 53
Not at all Thusp. 63
I Do Not Pay Homage to the Buddha or the Founding Teacherp. 69
True Insightp. 75
The Meaning of the Founder's Coming from the Westp. 82
The Three Vehicles' Twelve Divisions of Teachingsp. 89
The Instant You Open Your Mouth You're Already Way Offp. 96
The Dividing into Categoriesp. 104
The Four Classifications: A General Outlinep. 111
The Four Classifications: First Halfp. 119
The Four Classifications: Second Halfp. 124
On the Way and at Homep. 130
The Buddha-Dharma is Deep Mysteriousp. 136
Notesp. 142
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780333962718
ISBN-10: 0333962710
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 25th October 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1