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- DescriptionIf in every mind burns a flame of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Christmas Humphreys writes in his foreword to The Wisdom of the Zen Masters, there is thing to seek and thing to acquire. We are enlightened, and all the words in the world will t give us what we already have. The man of Zen, therefore, is concerned with one thing only, to become aware of what he already is... The task of the Japanese Zen master has been to guide his pupils in their awakening. The means used vary--from severe physical discipline to the proposition of enigmatic riddles, or koans--but always to the same end, Enlightenment: experiencing the Great Death of the worldly I.
- Author BiographyIrmgard Schloegl (1921-2007) was the birth name of Myokyo-ni, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist nun and author of many books on Zen and Buddhism. She was ordained in 1984 and served as head of the Zen Centre in London. Christmas Humphreys was a prominent English barrister and the author of over 20 books on Buddhism.
- PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication01/02/1976
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Weight110 g
- Width132 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Edited byIrmgard Schloegl
- Foreword byChristmas Humphreys
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