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Don't-Know Mind : The Spirit of Korean Zen - Richard Shrobe

Don't-Know Mind

The Spirit of Korean Zen

Paperback Published: 11th May 2004
ISBN: 9781590301104
Number Of Pages: 176

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"Don't-know mind" is our enlightened mind before ideas, opinions, or concepts arise to create suffering. Practicing with don't-know mind has long been a central concern of Korean Zen. Here, an American Zen master in the Korean lineage brings the teaching to life by using stories about the Chinese and Korean Zen masters as jumping-off points for his own teaching. Don't-Know Mind is a clear, direct, and heartfelt presentation of Zen teaching applicable to anyone, both for formal practice and for all the rest of life.

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"Shrobe does a fine job of unpacking stories and words for meaning without getting lost in the conceptualization that Zen debunks."--Publishers Weekly

"Reading Richard Shrobe's Don't-Know Mind is like drinking a glass of cold water when you are thirsty. Clean, clear, and bright like the author himself, it brings fresh life to the teachings of Korean Zen. If you have ever grappled with how to bring the essence of traditional Zen into your everyday life, this is the book for you."--Jane Dobisz, author of The Wisdom of Solitude: A Zen Retreat in the Woods

"Wonderful! Wonderful! But too many words! How do you attain the point of these many words and speech? Go to the kitchen and drink a glass of cold water!"--Zen Master Seung Sahn, author of The Compass of Zen

Introductionp. 1
Origins : Ma-tsu, Chih-tsang, and the early Korean masters
Ma-tsu's four words and one hundred negationsp. 9
The classical period : the teaching of Zen Master T'aego
Meditation in actionp. 25
The world as spiritual practicep. 44
Mind revolutionp. 59
The modern period : Zen Master Kyong Ho and his successors
The teachings of Kyong Hop. 75
Zen master Man Gong's "out of the net"p. 93
Zen master Ko Bong's "diamond paramita"p. 109
Zen master Seung Sahn's "dropping ashes on the Buddha"p. 126
Notesp. 143
Glossaryp. 147
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ISBN: 9781590301104
ISBN-10: 1590301102
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 11th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21