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Opening a mountain : kōans of the Zen Masters

Author: Steven Heine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the growing popularity of Zen Buddhism in the West, virtually everyone knows, or thinks they know, what a koan is: a brief and baffling question or statement that cannot be solved by the logical mind and which, after sustained concentration, can lead to sudden enlightenment. But the truth about koans is both simpler - and more complicated - than this." "In Opening a Mountain, Steven Heine shows that koans, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Heine
ISBN: 0195135865 9780195135862 0195174348 9780195174342
OCLC Number: 46791121
Description: xiv, 200 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Surveying mountain landscapes --
Contesting with irregular rivals --
Encountering supernatural forces --
Wielding symbols of authority and transmission --
Confessional experiences.
Responsibility: Steven Heine.
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A new translation with critical commentary of sixty Zen Koans - the first book to place the koan in its tradition of supernatural narratives.  Read more...

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"Heine is an accomplished, deft writer.... For those intrigued with koans, the enigmatic teachings of Zen Buddhism, this text offers translations of and critical commentary on sixty of these always Read more...

 
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