Zen Under the Gun

Zen Under the Gun Sometimes History Is Cruel A Civilization Starts To Fall Apart And A Stable Social Order Starts To Unravel Upheaval And Uncertainty Abound Tyrants Ride High, Old Notions Of Justice Vanish, And People May Feel They Have Nowhere To Turn For Relief In Some Ways, This Is The Story Of Human Civilization.Indeed, This Is What Happened To The Chinese World In The Thirteenth Century When The Mongol Conquerors Mangled China And Left The Chinese Social Order In Tatters.This Book, From One The Pioneering And Preeminent Translators Of Zen For The West, Presents A Selection Of Zen Lessons From Four Teachers In Four Successive Generations Whose Public Lives Spanned A Turbulent Period In Chinese History These Four Zen Masters Were All Eminent Teachers, And Their Teaching Words Reflect The State Of The Art Of Zen Teaching In Their Time And They Are, Even Now, All Vividly Relevant. This book is on remainder now, picked it up for 5 new It s thin, sparse, a quick read Four teachers fairly unknown are covered here, selections of quotes followed by the author s annotations The notes are OK The first two teachers, Hengchuan and Gulin, are delightful and sincere Especially with all the staff thumping and student whacking The last two, Zhuxian and Daian, are not so great More typical of what you d read today, cryptic and specious But, for five bucks, tha
I needed a new bedside table one page a day book and this is it Inspiring Zensights from four Chinese masters who lived at different periods during the dark times of the Mongol takeover Great introduction and tranlsations as usual by Cleary Definitely the bedside go to book of wisdom for

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  • Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • Zen Under the Gun
  • J.C. Cleary
  • English
  • 01 August 2018
  • 9780861715923