Volume Three of "Classics of Buddhism and Zen " contains translations of works by the key figures of Zen, including the Japanese master Dogen; Chinul, the twelfth-century Korean master; and Hakuin, founder of the Rinzai school. Also included are selections from the "Prajnaparamita," or "Perfection of Wisdom" sutras, a key source of the Zen tradition.
The volume includes:
"The Sutra of Hui-neng: Grand Master of Zen "
Hui-neng was the sixth patriarch of Chinese Zen. His teachings are characterized by their striking immediacy and by their concern with direct insight into the essential nature of awareness. "The Sutra of Hui-neng " is accompanied by Hui-neng's own commentary on the "Diamond Sutra ."
"Dream Conversations on Buddhism and Zen "
A collection of a renowned Japanese masters' written replies to questions about the true nature of Zen.
"Kensho: The Heart of Zen "
Included here are some of the important texts focusing on the profound subtleties of this essential Zen awakening and the methods used in its realization.
"Rational Zen: The Mind of Dogen Zenji "
Contains selections from Dogen's two masterworks, "Shobogenzo" and "Eihei Koruko ." Cleary's commentary and compendium of authentic source materials enhance the reader's insight into Dogen's methods.
"Zen and the Art of Insight "
Thomas Cleary has gathered key selections from throughout the "Prajnaparamita" literature, accompanying each selection with commentary, to present the key teachings as exercises in learning freedom.
About the Author
Thomas Cleary is the translator of "Opening the Dragon Gate" by Chen Kaiguo and Zhen Shunchao and "The Story of Chinese Zen" by Nan Huai-Chin, as well as "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi, "The Japanese Art of War," and dozens of other titles on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, religion, and philosophy. He was born in 1949 and lives in Oakland, CA.