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Zen letters : teachings of Yuanwu

Author: Yuanwu; J C Cleary; Thomas F Cleary
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Zen Letters presents the teachings of the great Chinese master Yuanwu (1063-1135) in direct person-to-person lessons, intimately revealing the inner workings of the psychology of enlightenment. These teachings are drawn from letters written by Yuanwu to various fellow teachers, disciples, and lay students - to women as well as men, to people with families and worldly careers as well as monks and nuns, to advanced
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Yuanwu; Yuanwu
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yuanwu; J C Cleary; Thomas F Cleary
ISBN: 0877739315 9780877739319
OCLC Number: 28426650
Notes: Translated fom Chinese.
Description: ix, 107 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: translated and edited by J.C. Cleary and Thomas Cleary.

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Zen Letters presents the teachings of the great Chinese master Yuanwu (1063-1135) in direct person-to-person lessons, intimately revealing the inner workings of the psychology of enlightenment. These teachings are drawn from letters written by Yuanwu to various fellow teachers, disciples, and lay students - to women as well as men, to people with families and worldly careers as well as monks and nuns, to advanced adepts as well as beginning students.

A key figure of Zen history, Yuanwu is best known as the author of The Blue Cliff Record. His letters, here in English for the first time, are one of the treasures of Zen literature.

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