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Opening the hand of thought : foundations of Zen buddhist practice

Author: Kōshō Uchiyama; Thomas Wright; Jishō Cary Warner; Shohaku Okumura
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Wisdom edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kōshō Uchiyama; Thomas Wright; Jishō Cary Warner; Shohaku Okumura
ISBN: 0861713575 9780861713578
OCLC Number: 54670173
Description: xxxv, 205 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prefaces. The story of this book and its author / by Jisho Warner ; Teacher and disciple / by Shohaku Okumura ; On the nature of self / by Daitsu Tom Wright ; The theme of my life / by Kōshō Uchiyama. --
Practice and persimmons. How does a persimmon become sweet? ; The significance of Buddhist practice ; The four seals ; Practice is for life. --
The meaning of zazen. Depending on others is unstable ; The self that lives the whole truth ; Everything is just as it is ; Living out the reality of life. --
The reality of zazen. How to do zazen ; Letting go of thoughts ; Waking up to life. --
The world of intensive practice. Sesshins without toys ; Before time and "I" effort ; The scenery of life. --
Zazen and the true self. Universal self ; The activity of the reality of life. --
The world of self unfolds. The dissatisfactions of modern life ; Self settling on itself ; Independence and the middle way ; Delusion and zazen. --
Living wide awake. Zazen as religion ; Vow and repentance ; The Bodhisattva vow ; Magnanimous mind ; The direction of the universal. --
The wayseeker. Seven points of practice ; Leaving Antaiji.
Responsibility: by Kasha Uchiyama ; translated and edited by Tom Wright, Jisho Warner, Shahaku Okumura.
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