First Edition Thus, so stated. First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 180pp. Foreward by Keido Fukushima Roshi. (Sacred Literature Series of the International Sacred Literature Trust). Hardback with DJ. Joshu Jushin, also known as Chao-chou Ts'ung-shen (778–897), was one of the great Ch'an (Zen) masters of ancient China. Many of the best-known Zen koans originated with Joshu (including the famous "Does a dog have Buddha nature?"), and his importance as a teacher can be measured by the prevalence of his sayings in the great koan anthologies of Zen literature: of the forty-eight koans collected in the Gateless Gate, five are Joshu's, and among the one hundred koans of the Blue Cliff Record, twelve are his. It is said of Joshu that his lips emitted light because his profound teaching often brought students to immediate insight. Although Joshu's life itself is an embodiment of the Zen ideal, it was this particular ability to express the true nature of the enlightened mind in a way that was pithy and succinct that made his teaching so influential. His sayings and dialogues have been preserved in the Zen literature as timeless and potent manifestations of the enlightened experience. Included here is the first complete translation of Joshu's sayings, Zen dialogues, poems, and records of his pilgrimages, as well as a short biography.As Korean Zen master Seung Sahn often described koans as fish hooks-Joshu's sayings are much the same way. This book is nearly impossible to approach via the intellect, the entire work is a koan. This book is much like "The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi", also published by Shambhala, very esoteric and highly engaging. If you want a book that is more "entertaining" in the conventional sense, try a book of any modern master. If you are looking for what Zen sounded like and meant to our earliest of lineages long ago, then this book is just for you.Zen master Joshu was a VERY influential master in Zen history, accredited with 5 koans in The Gateless Gate & 12 koans in the Blue Cliff Record. The book is not an easy read, and at first it may even bore you. This is true. But through the years your curiousity will peak now and then, forcing you to pick the book up again and dust it off a bit. It's as if Joshu must marinate you for a bit, before your mind can open to what he is saying. Read this book attentively and try not to think too much while pouring over it, this alone may be your most baffling rival. Your own thinking. Listen to Joshu, not you! I hope you get through the tough process of reading it once, and come back to it over and over again-because it is so confusing. In essence, I hope you find Joshu to be a crazy old friend. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu.
Éditeur : Shambhala Publications
Date d'édition : 1998
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : First Edition Thus, so stated.
Description du livre Shambhala, Boston, 1998. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : near fine. First printing. First edition, 1998. Hardcover in dust jacket, 180 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, book and dust jacket both with light rubbing or wear at the tips. N° de réf. du libraire s0005160
Description du livre Shambhala, Boston, 1998. Hardcover. État : Very good. Octavo (23.5cm), pp. 180. First edition thus. Tan boards with black lettering on spine. Some light bumping to head and tail of spine, jacket has light wear. Red remainder mark on top edge. N° de réf. du libraire 11634
Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Shambhala, Boston, 1998. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1st printing (full number line). 180 pp. Foreward by Keido Fukushima Roshi. Very good. Remainder dot at head of text block. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-4079240380787334936
Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1570624143
Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. This book is like new; no remainder marks. Dustjacket does have some shelfwear. Inside pages are clean. ; Sacred Literature Series; 1 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 180 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 011111-555-026u
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Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. 1st Shambhala ed. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1570624143
Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1570624143
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Description du livre Shambhala, 1998. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P021570624143