A First Zen Reader Hardback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism series
When Zen Buddhism crossed from China to Japan in the twelfth century, it entered a phase of development that was not only to inspire a magnificent range of artistic achievement but also to exert a tremendous influence upon Japanese life itself and, eventually, to bring to the attention of the West a religious philosophy both unique and challenging in its power. `Yet', as one of the contributors to this book (first published in 1960) expresses it, `if asked what Zen is, to reply is very difficult.' It is the purpose of this anthology to suggest an approach to such a reply.
The texts here translated will give a general idea of Zen theory and practice, and are outstanding selections from the treasury of Zen literature.
To these, the anthologist has added a valuable `Note on the Ways', in which he points out how `the student keeps his Zen practice in touch with his daily life'.
The exceptional interest of the text is further enhanced by twenty illustrative plates.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 234 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2016
- Category: Zen Buddhism
- ISBN: 9781138659001
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