Synopses & Reviews
“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.”—Seng-t’san
The Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses on the Faith-Mind by Seng-t’san, the third Chinese patriarch of Zen, is considered to be the first Chinese Zen document. Lucidly translated here by Richard B. Clark, it remains one of the most widely-admired and elegant of Zen writings, and is as relevant today as it was when it was written. In a world where stress seems unavoidable, Seng-t’san's words show us how to be fully aware of each moment.
Poetry. Asian Studies. Reprint. Translated by Richard B. Clarke with illustrations by Gyokusei Jikihara, this is the third English edition of this popular little pamphlet, written in the Fifth Century. "These "Verses on the Faith Mind" represent the essence of Zen. They encourage the awakening of spiritual intelligence and invite actualization of the essence of Zen as your own life. This is all you need." (from the "Translator's Introduction")." Saddlestapled chapbook.
"The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences." --Sengtsan