The joy of asuchnessaathe absolute and true nature inherent in all appearanceashines through the teachings attributed to Dongshan Liangjie (807a869), the legendary founder of the Caodong lineage of Chan Buddhism (the predecessor of SAtA Zen). Taigen Dan Leighton looks at the teachings attributed to Dongshanain his Recorded Sayings and in the numerous koans in which he is featured as a characterato reveal the subtlety and depth of the teaching on the nature of reality that Dongshan expresses. Included are an analysis of the well-known teaching poem aJewel Mirror Samadhia and of the understanding of particular and universal expressed in the teaching of the Five Degrees. aThe teachings embedded in the stories about Dongshan provide a rich legacy that has been sustained in practice traditions, a says Taigen. aDongshanas subtle teachings about engagement with suchness remain vital today for Zen people and are available for all those who wish to find meaning amid the challenges to modern life.aSuzuki, D. T. Manual of Zen Buddhism. ... Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen, edited by Edward Espe Brown. ... Essential Zen. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. Teiser, Stephen, and Jacqueline Stone. aInterpreting theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Just This Is It|
|Author||:||Taigen Dan Leighton|
|Publisher||:||Shambhala Publications - 2015-05-05|