The purpose of Zen is to awaken to the bodhisattva within us. This perception, also called kensho, aseeing self-nature, a opens the way to a true Zen life lived in unrestricted liberation. To attain such freedom, one must strive in all of oneas activities to live in accordance with the Bodhisattva Vows. It would be easy to spend an entire lifetime studying and contemplating the various source documents of the Zen tradition. The selections herein, including works of Nargajuna, Hsin Hsin Ming, Dogen and others, capture the full flavor and essence of Zen and can easily stand as both the beginning and terminus of oneas studies.Guidelines. for. Studying. the. Way. 1 You should arouse the thought of enlightenment. The thought of enlightenment has many names but they all refer to one and the same mind. Ancestor Nagarjuna said, aquot;The mind that fully sees into theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essential Readings in Zen|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2012-08-15|