Book Of Daily Thoughts And Prayers by Swami Paramananda

The Iron Flute: 100 Zen Koans by Genr? ?ry?; Nyogen Senzaki; Ruth Strout McCandless; F?gai; Steve Hagen

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Koans are the intellectually unsolvable problem-riddles at the core of the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism, perhaps the most well-known one being 'what is the sound of one hand clapping'. Though widely recognized, most koan remain narrowly understood. In this new edition of The Iron Flute, one hundred of the most challenging and enlightening koan from the Chinese Ch'an (Zen) patriarchs of the T'ang and Sung dynasties are presented, along with commentary from the great Zen masters Genro, Fugai, and Nyogen, and an in-depth biography of author Nyogen Senzaki (1876-1958), a pioneer in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West. The Iron Flute stands alone as the definitive work on koan -- an essential pathway to the tenets and practice of Zen Buddhism. This 2000 Tuttle Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780804832489 SKU: 1374185 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.