The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind (Paperback)

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By John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (Translator), P'Ei Hsiu (Preface by)
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This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teaching of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge that reveals to a man what he is cannot be communicated by words. With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path. It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802150929
ISBN-10: 0802150926
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 18th, 1994
Pages: 144
Language: English