The blue cliff record, Volume 1

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Shambhala, 1977 - Philosophy - 656 pages
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"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 teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.

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User Review  - Marian - Goodreads

The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Ch'an Buddhism, drawing on a hundred public cases (the famous koans) from the lives of the Ancient Masters. The dialogues are brimming over with surprising ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

This is one of the essential texts on Zen Buddhism, straight from the source. The Blue Cliff Record is ancient. The original 100 Koans (or "cases") were compiled almost a thousand years ago. Koans are ... Read full review


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