Blue cliff record: Zen echoes

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Codhill Press, Aug 31, 2001 - Philosophy - 127 pages
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Much as Coleman Barks breathed new life into the work of the great Sufi poet Rumi and reached the hearts and minds of contemporary readers, David Rothenberg now brings us vividly poetic new versions of the enigmatic koans and riddles from the classic Zen Buddhist text, the Blue Cliff Record. Blue Cliff Record: Zen Echoes is an accessible contemporary distillation of this twelfth-century treasure of Zen Buddhism, a lively feast of words and images designed to stretch and open the mind.

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Contents

The Highest Truths
15
The End It Is Easy
16
When the Master Is Unwell
17
Carry Your Burden
18
The Grain of Rice
19
Every Day a Good Day
20
Your Name as Answer
21
Eyebrows of the Wind
22
Adrift in the Weeds
31
First Come from the West
32
Conjure the Temple
33
One Finger Zen
34
Another One from the West
35
21 Lotus Flower Lotus Leaves
36
TurtleNosed Snake
37
On the Sacred Peak
38

Gates to All Directions
23
101All This Shouting
24
111It Takes a Word
25
Three Pounds of Cotton
27
Snow in a Silver Bowl
28
The Appropriate Statement
29
UpsideDown Phrase
30
Lay Down and Rest
40
The Hermit Holds Up His Stick
41
Alone on the Summit
42
Limbs Exposed to the Autumn Wind
43
Unsaid Truths
44
just Go Along with It
46
Copyright

About the author (2001)

David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and founder of the "Terra Nova" book series. His most recent books are "Always the Mountains" and "Sudden Music: Improvisation, Art and Nature.

Poet and translator Sam Hamill was the Founding Editor of Copper Canyon Press and is currently the Director for Poets Against War.

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