Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening Zen teaching of instantaneous awakening A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch an Master Hui Hai by John Blofeld with a foreword by Charles Luk Hui Hai was one of the great Ch an Z

  • Title: Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening
  • Author: Hui Hai
  • ISBN: 9780946672035
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Zen teaching of instantaneous awakening A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch an Master Hui Hai by John Blofeld, with a foreword by Charles Luk Hui Hai, was one of the great Ch an Zen Masters He was a contemporary of both Ma Tsu and Huang Po, those early masters who established Ch an after the death of Hui Neng, the sixth Patriarch Hui Hai s direct tZen teaching of instantaneous awakening A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch an Master Hui Hai by John Blofeld, with a foreword by Charles Luk Hui Hai, was one of the great Ch an Zen Masters He was a contemporary of both Ma Tsu and Huang Po, those early masters who established Ch an after the death of Hui Neng, the sixth Patriarch Hui Hai s direct teachings point immediately to this moment of truth and awakening, and the message of this classic eighth century text is universal and timeless.

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    1. It is good to know that reprints of this excellent translation are available. Hui Hai, otherwise known as the 'Great Pearl' - was an outstanding Ch'an master of the Tang. This translation repays careful digestion. John Blofeld spent many years in China, frequenting Chinese Buddhist temples. The Chinese text translated here, was given to J.B. during one such sojourn at a Chinese Ch'an monastery. Blofeld's careful translation was given a final 'polishing' by Lu K'uan Yu, an eminent Chinese Buddhis [...]

    2. ★ - Most books with this rating I never finish and so don't make this list. This one I probably started speed-reading to get it over with.★★ - Average. Wasn't terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Probably skimmed parts of it.★★★ - Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.★★★★ - Good. This one had parts that inspired me, impressed me, made me laugh out loud, made me think - it got positive reactions and most of the rest of it was [...]

    3. Great complement to the Zen Teaching of Huang Po and the Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma. Enjoyed the second half more than the first half. Don't read these if you're brand new to Zen or Buddhism; they'll sound like nonsense and could turn you away. But if you've been practicing for a while, you won't find anything better than these 3 books.

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