Zen Antics

Book Summary

Throughout Zen history, stories and anecdotes of Zen masters and their students have been used as teaching devices to exemplify the enlightened spirit. Unlike many of the baffling dialogues between Zen masters preserved in the koan literature, the stories retold here are penetratingly simple but with a richness and subtlety that make them worth reading again and again. This collection includes more than one hundred such stories-many appearing here in English for the first time-drawn from a wide variety of sources and involving some of the best-known Zen masters, such as Hakuin, Bankei, and Shosan. Also presented are stories and anecdotes involving famous Zen artists and poets, such as Sengai and Basho.

Book Details

Book Name Zen Antics
Author Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher Shambhala Publications (11/1993)
ISBN 9780877739449
Pages 208
Language English
Price 746

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