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The Pocket Zen Reader: Manuals of Taoist Practice

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Publisher Comments:

Zen has inspired and uplifted the minds of people in all walks of life: artists, poets, and philosophers; political, religious, and military leaders; men and women, young and old. Buddhists from other schools studied the impartial way of Zen. So did followers of other religions, including Confucianists, Taoists, and Shintoists—and, in our own time, Christians and Jews—who have used Zen techniques to rediscover their own traditions.

Here are a thousand years of Zen teaching, presented for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Pocket Zen Reader is a compendium of Zen at its best. Here are Zen's principles, purposes, and practices, its perils, pitfalls, and perversions. Self-understanding, methods of meditation, the use of koans, spiritual awakening, and integration with everyday life are all found here in one small volume. This miniature book is an abridgment of Cleary's larger Zen collection, Teachings of Zen.

Synopsis:

This miniature book presents a thousand years of Zen teaching for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Pocket Zen Reader is a pocket-sized compendium of Zen at its best. This collection is edited by Thomas Cleary, the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts.

Synopsis:

This miniature book presents a thousand years of Zen teaching for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Pocket Zen Reader is a pocket-sized compendium of Zen at its best. This collection is edited by Thomas Cleary, the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts.

About the Author

Thomas Cleary is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570624476
Editor:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Publisher:
Shambhala
Editor:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Quotations, maxims, etc
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Pocket Classics
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
4.57x3.15x.53 in. .17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This miniature book presents a thousand years of Zen teaching for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Pocket Zen Reader is a pocket-sized compendium of Zen at its best. This collection is edited by Thomas Cleary, the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts.
"Synopsis" by , This miniature book presents a thousand years of Zen teaching for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Pocket Zen Reader is a pocket-sized compendium of Zen at its best. This collection is edited by Thomas Cleary, the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts.
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