Zen Heart

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Weiser Books, Jun 1, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 96 pages
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This collection of 28 teachings by Zen Master Hozumi Gensho reads like an eloquent Dharma chapbook complete with original works of Zen calligraphy. Hozumi Roshi gently leads the reader through some of the major themes of Buddhism as presented in the Heart Sutra, the Mumonkan (Gateless Gate), the Hekigan-roku (The Blue Cliff Record), and other Zen texts. Ancient and modern masters are also cited along with passages from the Kansan-shi (Poems from Cold Mountain) and the Nanporoku (a handbook on the Way of Tea). Hozumi Roshi's work has long been available in Japan and Germany. This is the first time his teachings are available in English.

These are things we need to know:

*What is Gratitude
* How to Live in the Present, Realizing Wisdom
* Reverence for Life
* Zazen
* The Way of Zen

Readers are sure to be inspired by Hozumi Roshi's simple but penetrating texts to discover their own Zen Hearts.
 

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Zen Heart by Hozumi Gensho Roshi This is a precious little book that brings out the absolute best in Zen Philosophy. With it's 28 Zen teachings and accompanying 28 original works of Zen calligraphy, I ... Read full review

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Contents

Modern Man
3
Praise of the Hannya Shin Gyo Heart Sutra
5
What Am I?
7
The True Self
11
We Live Today
13
Life of Flowers
17
Calm Rocks Surrounded by White Clouds
21
Beneficial Deed without Expectation
23
The Heart Searching for Truth
51
Reverence for Life
55
One Drop of Water
57
The Heart of the Way of Tea
61
Wisdom of the East
65
The World and the Silence
67
Sitting in the Night
71
Hymn on Life
73

On Young People
27
What is Gratitude?
31
HeavenThe Universe and I Have the Same Root
33
How Zen Regards Humans
37
Asking Ones Self
39
How to Live in the Present?
43
Realizing Wisdom
45
Everyday Heart
49
Snow Wind
75
The Way of Zen
77
Zazen
79
Great Prajna Paramita SutraHeart Sutra
81
The Author
83
The Translators JapaneseGerman
84
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About the author (2004)

Hozumi Gensho Roshi was born in 1937 and entered the Tokoji Zen temple in 1944. For 12 years he practiced zazen under the guidance of Yamada Mumon Roshi at the Shofukuju monastery. He is currently vice dean of religion faculty at Hanazono University and directs the Tokoji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan, where he lives.

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