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Author: Hakuin; Norman Waddell
Publisher: Berkeley [California] : Counterpoint, [2014] ©2014
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Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written,?What is the sound of one hand clapping?" he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His?Song of Zazen" is chanted in monasteries daily all over the world. Hakuin  Read more...
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Hakuin, 1686-1769.
Poison blossoms from a thicket of thorn.
Berkeley [California] : Counterpoint, [2014]
(DLC) 2013046383
(OCoLC)860756261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hakuin; Norman Waddell
ISBN: 9781619023871 1619023873
OCLC Number: 884645757
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
BOOK TWO: Intstructions to the Assembly-General Discourses-Verse Comments on Old Koans-Examining Old Koans.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 506 pages)
Contents: Chronology of Hakuin's Life; Introduction; BOOK ONE: Instrructions to the Assembly (Jishu) ; 1. Instructions to the Assembly from the High Seat at the Winter Solstice; 2. Informal Talk (Shosan) on New Year's Eve; 3. Words on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death; 4. Instructions Delivered to the Assembly on Receiving the Record of Bukkō; 5. Instructions to the Assembly at the Anniversary of Buddha's Death; 6. Verse Instructions on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death. 7. Instructions from the High Seat Delivered at a Vegetarian Feast Provided by Zen Man Myōseki on Behalf of His Mother8. Untitled [Examining a Koan]; 9. Verse Read on Offering Incense at the Thirteenth Anniversary of Priest Tanrei's Death; 10. Verse Instructions to the Assembly on the Buddha's Birthday; 11. Informal Talk on the Eve of the Winter Solstice; 12. Untitled [Examining a Koan]; 13. Verse Instructing the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Session; 14. Verse on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death. 15. Verse Instructing the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Session16. Verse on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death; 17. Verse Instructing the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Session; 18. Instructions to the Assembly Thanking Mr. Noda for Donating a Wooden Fish; 19. Verse Instructing the Assembly on Buddha's Birthday; 20. Instructions from the High Seat, During a Visit of the Priest of Keirin-ji in Kai Province; 21. Verse on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Shao-lin's [Bodhidharma's] Death; 22. Informal Talk on a Winter Night. 23. Verse Instructions to the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Period24. Instructions from the High Seat During the Summer Retreat at Banshō-zan; 25. Verse on Offering Incense at Services Commemorating Bodhidharma's Death; 26. Verse Instructions to the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Period; 27. Verse Instructions to the Assembly at Services Commemorating Buddha's Nirvana; 28. Words Spoken on Offering Incense at Services Commemorating the Third Death Anniversary of Priest Ranshitsu of Keirin-ji; 29. Verse Instructions During the Rōhatsu Training Period. 30. Instructions from the Teaching Seat at a Vegetarian Feast Senior Monk Yaku Held for his Deceased Father31. Verse on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death; 32. Verse on Offering Incense at the Anniversary of Bodhidharma's Death; 33. Instructions to the Assembly at the Opening of a Meeting on the Lotus Sutra; 34. Verse Instructions to the Assembly During the Rōhatsu Training Period; 36. Untitled [Examining a Koan]; 37. Words on Offering Incense at the Ceremony Commemorating the Thirty-fifth Day of Shintatsu-myōsō-shinnyo's Death.
Other Titles: Keisō dokuzui.
Responsibility: Hakuin Zenji ; translated by Norman Waddell.

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Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written,?What is the sound of one hand clapping?" he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His?Song of Zazen" is chanted in monasteries daily all over the world. Hakuin taught that there are three essentials to Zen practice: Great Faith, Great Doubt, and Great Resolve. Only Dogen comes close to matching the power and breadth of his writing a ...

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