The Tiger's Cave : Translations of Japanese Zen Texts (Second Zen Reader) Hardback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism series
The Japanese texts translated here give a fascinating picture of actual Zen life - the life of the traditional temple training, with many stories and a number of historical incidents connected with Zen masters.
The main text is the important commentary by a contemporary Soto Zen abbot on the Heart Sutra - the shortest and most difficult sutra in Mahayana Buddhism.
Then comes a translation of the Yasen Kanna, a short autobiographical piece by Hakuin, the Japanese Zen teacher, monk and poet who revitalized Rinzai Zen in the eighteenth century.
The remaining texts show what Zen means in Japan today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 194 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2016
- Category: Zen Buddhism
- ISBN: 9781138659025