UNLOCKING THE ZEN KOAN: A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ZEN CLASSIC WUMENGUAM

UNLOCKING THE ZEN KOAN: A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ZEN CLASSIC WUMENGUAM

By: Cleary, Thomas

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Elusive and enigmatic, zen koans have long puzzled people with their surprise meanings hidden in simple tales. Now one of America's finest translators of Asian philosophy provides a brillian new translation of the 12th century Wumenguan, the most popular of Chinese Zen koans. In Unlocking the Zen Koan (originally published as No Boundary), Thomas Cleary translates directly from the Chinese and interprets Zen Master Wumen's text and commentaries in verse and prose on the inner meaning of the koans. Cleary then gives us other great Chinese Zen masters' comments in prose or verse on the same koan. Cleary's probing, analytic commentaries wrestle with meaning and shading, explaining principles and practices. Five different steps to follow in reading the koan being with its use as a single abrupt perception, and lead progressively to more intellectual readings, illustrating the fixations which stand in the way of a true Zen understanding.

Title: UNLOCKING THE ZEN KOAN: A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ZEN CLASSIC WUMENGUAM

Author Name: Cleary, Thomas

Categories: Other,

Publisher: North Atlantic Books: 1997

ISBN Number: 155643247X

ISBN Number 13: 9781556432477

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049687