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
* 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
Praise of the Hannya Shin Gyo Heart Sutra
What Am I?
The True Self
We Live Today
Life of Flowers
Calm Rocks Surrounded by White Clouds
Beneficial Deed without Expectation
The Heart Searching for Truth
Reverence for Life
One Drop of Water
The Heart of the Way of Tea
Wisdom of the East
The World and the Silence
Sitting in the Night
Hymn on Life
On Young People
What is Gratitude?
HeavenThe Universe and I Have the Same Root
How Zen Regards Humans
Asking Ones Self
How to Live in the Present?
The Way of Zen
Great Prajna Paramita SutraHeart Sutra
The Translators JapaneseGerman
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