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THE ZEN TEACHING OF HUANG PO (Shambhala Pocket Classics) (original 1958; edition 1994)

by Huang Po

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Title:THE ZEN TEACHING OF HUANG PO (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Authors:Huang Po
Info:Shambhala (1994), Paperback, 263 pages
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The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind by Huang-po (1958)



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This review is not a review, but it is not no-review. No mind. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Jul 18, 2014 |
John Blofeld's translation of Ch'an Master Huang-po may be the most significant translation of Tang dynasty Buddhism to reach western shores. Students of Dzogchen will readiy appreciate the flavor of Huang Po's direct , timeless method of teaching.Although I no longer own my original copy, I have been acquainted with this book for over three decades, first encountering it as a teenager. It remains among my favorites. ( )
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The Master said to me: All the Buddhas and all sentient beings are nothing but the One Mind, beside which nothing exists.
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This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teaching of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge that reveals to a man what he is cannot be communicated by words. With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path. It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance.

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