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Trust in Mind : The Rebellion of Chinese Zen - Mu Soeng

Trust in Mind

The Rebellion of Chinese Zen

By: Mu Soeng, Jan Chozen Bays (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st May 2004
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"The Great Way is not difficult / for those who have no preferences. / When love and hate are both absent / everything becomes clear and undisguised. / Make the smallest distinction, however / and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart."

So begins Trust in Mind, the beloved poem that has again and again welcomed generations to their practice of Zen Buddhism. Traditionally attributed to the third Chinese ancestor of Zen (Sencan, d. 606), it is often considered the first historical "Zen" document and remains an anchor of Zen Buddhist practice to this day.

Here, scholar and commentator Mu Soeng explores the poem's importance and impact in three sections: The Dharma of Trust in Mind, The Tao of Trust in Mind, and The Chan of Trust in Mind. Finally, a brilliant line-by-line commentary brings the elements of this ancient work completely to life for the modern reader.

Trust in Mind is the first book of its kind, looking at this very important Zen text from historical and cultural contexts, as well as from the practitioner's point of view. It is sure to interest readers of Mu Soeng and his fellow Buddhist contemporaries, as well as those with an interest in meditation and Eastern religions-most especially Zen practitioners, academics, and philosophers of mind.

Foreword
Preface
A note on the pronunciation of Chinese names
Introductionp. 1
A note on the translationp. 8
Trust in mind : the poemp. 11
The dharma of trust in mindp. 21
The tao of trust in mindp. 39
The chan of trust in mindp. 53
Commentaryp. 71
App. I: Other translations of the poemp. 131
App. II: Chinese text of the poemp. 175
Excerpts on emptiness from Heart sutra and Diamond sutra commentariesp. 177
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780861713912
ISBN-10: 0861713915
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3