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Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice

Author: Victor Sōgen Hori
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i, ©2003.
Series: Nanzan library of Asian religion and culture.
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Zen Sand is a classic collection of verses aimed at aiding practitioners of koan meditation in negotiating the difficult relationship between insight and language. As such it represents a major contribution to both Western Zen practice and English-language Zen scholarship. In Japan the traditional Rinzai Zen koan curriculum includes the use of jakugo, or "capping phrases." Once a monk has successfully replied to a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Sōgen Hori
ISBN: 0824822846 9780824822842
OCLC Number: 50590697
Description: xiv, 764 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Capping-phrase practice in Japanese Rinzai Zen --
Four-character phrases --
Five-character phrases --
Six-character phrases --
Seven-character phrases --
Eight-character phrases --
Nine-character phrases --
Ten-character phrases --
Eleven-character phrases --
Twelve-character phrases --
Thirteen-character phrases --
Fourteen-character phrases --
Fifteen-character phrases --
Sixteen-character phrases --
Seventeen-character phrases --
Eighteen-character phrases --
Nineteen-character phrases --
Twenty-character phrases --
Twenty-one-and-more-character phrases.
Series Title: Nanzan library of Asian religion and culture.
Responsibility: compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori.

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A classic collection of verses aimed at aiding practitioners of koan meditation to negotiate the difficult relationship between insight and language.  Read more...

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"The whole literary and cultural baggage of Zen Buddhism . . . all in one book. Zen Sand is a gold mine!"

 
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