Presents a collection of essays, which argue that Zen Buddism actually has a rich and varied literary heritage. Among the significant texts are hagiographic accounts and recorded sayings of individual Zen masters, koan collections and commentaries, and rules for monastic life.It includes guidelines for just a handful of key monastic officesathe hermitage chief (anzhu) or abbot, head seat (shouzu), assistant abbot (fuan), stores manager (zhiku), and head of meals (fantou)afar fewer than was the norm at the greatanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Zen Canon|
|Author||:||Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 2004-03-25|