Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition: Hisamatsu’s Talks on by Christopher; Tokiwa, Gishin Ives

By Christopher; Tokiwa, Gishin Ives

The checklist of Linji stands as one of many nice classics of the Zen culture, and smooth Zen grasp and reformer Hisamatsu Shin'ichi bargains a full of life and penetrating exploration of the non secular essence of the textual content. The list is a compilation of the sayings of Linji, the chinese language founding father of Rinzai Zen. a number of a long time in the past, Hisamatsu gave the twenty-two talks translated right here. This booklet includes a preface by way of well known Zen thinker ABE Masao and an advent through Yanagida Seizan, the major pupil of classical Zen texts. The translators have further annotation for technical phrases and textual references.

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17. The first major exposition in China of key Buddhist concepts; by Seng Zhao - -iva. (384–414), a disciple of Kumaraj 18. A collection of passages on Pure Land Buddhist teaching, practice, faith, and realization; by Shinran (1173–1262). 19. See p. xv. 20. Now Hanazono University. 21. The Hagakure (“hidden under leaves”; 1716) is a compilation of talks on the warrior ethos. 22. See p. xxi, n. 1. - oronsha, 1949). 23. Rinzairoku no kihon-shiso- (Tokyo: Chu- ok 24. Rinzai to Rinzairoku no kenkyu- (Tokyo: Kikuya Shoten, 1949).

At that point, there is neither speaker nor listener. Linji often addresses his disciples as “You who are listening to the Dharma” (p. 7). 4 It can be said here that the You who is listening is the I who is uttering the words. This is not a question of a long, seven-day retreat: it is right here, right now. Linji then says, “I have unavoidably yielded to what people desire of me and have taken this seat for 3 4 Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition preaching” (p. 1). This reveals his constant concern with going into the world for the benefit of others.

This is not a question of a long, seven-day retreat: it is right here, right now. Linji then says, “I have unavoidably yielded to what people desire of me and have taken this seat for 3 4 Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition preaching” (p. 1). This reveals his constant concern with going into the world for the benefit of others. Linji’s action is apt to be mistaken for mere expedient means – his descending to a secondary level to preach. But, in terms of the Original Face, the True Self, or what Linji calls the “True Person without Rank,” all of Linji’s words and actions are the great dynamic functioning5 of the True Person.

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