The Blue Cliff Record

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Shambhala, 2005 - Religion - 648 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  - Jughead - Goodreads

One of the Treasures of Chan Buddhism wonderfully translated by the Cleary brothers. I would be better to read one volume at a time (they are still available as separate volumes), unless one is quite ... Read full review


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Thomas Cleary is the translator of "Opening the Dragon Gate" by Chen Kaiguo and Zhen Shunchao and "The Story of Chinese Zen" by Nan Huai-Chin, as well as "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi, "The Japanese Art of War," and dozens of other titles on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, religion, and philosophy. He was born in 1949 and lives in Oakland, CA.

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