Volume Four of "Classics of Buddhism and Zen " features several essential works on the practice of Zen koans, including a complete translation of "Gateless Barrier ," a classic collection of Zen parables, paradoxes, and teaching stories. Also included is a collection of poetry from the Chinese Buddhist poet Wen-Siang.
The volume includes:
"Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment "
This first complete modern translation of the classic "Denkoroku" illustrates how to attain satori.
"Unlocking the Zen Koan "
This translation of the koan classic "Wumenguan" also includes Cleary's selection of comments by great Chinese Zen masters.
"Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen "
An anthology of Japanese Rinzai Zen from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
"Timeless Spring: A Soto Zen Anthology "
Contains sayings, informal talks, and public cases of important Soto Zen masters.
"Zen Antics: 100 Stories of Enlightenment "
Unlike many of the baffling dialogues between Zen masters preserved in koan literature, the stories retold here are pointedly simple but with a richness and subtlety that make them worth reading again and again.
"Record of Things Heard: From the Treasury of the Eye of the True Teaching "
This Zen classic is a collection of talks by the great Japanese Zen Master Dogen, founder of the Soto school.
"Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful "
Among the greatest masterpieces of the secular Buddhist poetry, these verses mock the folly of tyrants and celebrate the indomitability of life.