The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the . Besides thinking about this koan each day, I used the following koan Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record: Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei. The Blue Cliff Record is the “model koan text” for Zen Buddhists, according to the back of the book in front of me. Shunryu Suzuki uses some of.

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These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. To clliff what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are also allusions and references which probably would have made immediate sense to a monk in the thirteenth century, but now are culturally inacessible to a westerner.

With new technologies bue can fly, go underwater, dig deep into the earth, even walk on the moon. Had he been content to pass his life like a lame turtle or blind tortoise, feeding on winkles and tiny shrimps, not even all the effort Vasuki, Manasvi, and the other Dragon Kings might muster on his behalf could have done him any good.

Hekiganroku – The Blue Cliff Record – The Zen Universe

Just be free and at ease. Seventy-two blows rdcord getting off easy. We would have no hope of liberation. It must be set forth like this to be realized.

Since it was a large text, he did not have enough time. The structure of the case is the following: Jul 02, Johnny rated it really liked it.

In this way Ummon pressed people to try to say. I will only spend 3 months contemplating a specific koan, then I will move on to another koan. Setcho, being the reviver of the Ummon school of Zen, has thoroughly absorbed the lessons of his spiritual ancestor. Erudite Investor rated it it was amazing Sep 26, I shall brave the perilous bolts of fire and lightening. The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lua collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters.


Koans are not clif, or mindfucks as people who are new to them first surmise. How still it was and formless, standing alone, and undergoing no change, reaching everywhere and in no danger of being exhausted! On the Transmission of Mind. Dragons and sticks and mountains The Dragon of Death swallows up your consciousness and all its contents and images.

Well, then I wouldn’t need the explanation anyway. Who gave this man the nickname meaning ‘enlightened teaching’? This webpage was last updated or modified on March 8, Grab Yunmen’s Dragon Staff and pound it on the floor once.

One universe swallowed by a dragon, then all xliff crammed inside the Pearl of Singularity.

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The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: Get to Know Us. Kyle rated it really liked it Jul 09, How can the ‘roughly’ 60 trillion cells in my body, and the ‘roughly’ 60 trillion atoms in each cell, recodd themselves into me, into patterns that perpetual themselves.

It is a supreme melding of radical metaphysics and radical language. How kind of you.

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The Dharma is spread to the world in many ways. It isn’t that your mind is a sie This is one of my “go to” paper-based books. People use a variety of methods and practices to stimulate and reinforce spiritual experiences: But where does on put a saying into effect?


This is something of a barrier to translation, but can be understood with time. Zen Monk with Staff by Ikkyu Sojun Michael Schutzler rated it really liked it Mar 10, Clift play games at multiple levels and from different viewpoints.

Oral tradition rfcord that Dahui noticed students engaged in too much intellectual discourse on koans, and then burned the wooden blocks used to print the Blue Cliff Record to “rescue disciples from delusion”. If you can put a saying into effect and occupy the essential recorc, it still won’t do to let go.

Customers who bought this item also bought. It is for the most part brain shattering, and it’s appeal is broad, as it bridges the sudden and gradual paths. The Perfection of Wisdomtranslated by Red Pine,p. This is by far the largest single collection of Koan studies to ever be translated. Taizan Maezumi Roshi Foreward. Chinese dragons are more often associated with rain, rivers, and the sea; European dragons are more associated with fire, brimstone, and the earth.

Yes, yes – I could just choose to “understand it” and be done with it. Now, with the thunder god at his head and a fire god at his rear, flanked right and left with the gods of rain and wind, he moves abroad with the clouds in one hand and mists in the other, bringing new life to the tender young shoots withering in the long parched desert lands, keeping the true Dharma safe amid the defilements of the degenerate world.

I grab the cane, bite it, and say: