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Zen talar by Tsai Chih Chung

Zen talar (edition 1995)

by Tsai Chih Chung, Astrid Ericson Bahari (Translator), Zhizhong Cai, William Powell (Introduction), Brian Bruya (Foreword)

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Title:Zen talar
Authors:Tsai Chih Chung
Other authors:Astrid Ericson Bahari (Translator), Zhizhong Cai, William Powell (Introduction), Brian Bruya (Foreword)
Info:Furulund : Alhambra, cop. 1995 ;
Collections:Your library
Tags:philosophy, china, comics

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Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness by Tsai Chih Chung



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Like Zen Comics, this is a collection of illustrated koans. The style of the drawings is often humorous, though in no way demeaning to the content, but the intent is to teach rather than to entertain. The original Chinese text of each story appears vertically in the margin.

Reading Zen stories over and over again with slight variations, interpreted by different translators and authors and illustrators, is a helpful way to see new things in them and gain insight into the messages they contain, so I enjoy having this and several other versions on hand. ( )
  Meredy | Nov 23, 2011 |
Not reliant on the written word,
A special transmission separate from the scriptures,
Direct pointing at one's mind,
Seeing one's nature, becoming a Buddha.
-- Bodhidharma.
1 vote rajendran | Jan 15, 2008 |
Incredibly lucid, clever rendering of basic tenets of Zen, and of Zen koans, through the medium of the comic strip. Non-threatening to the novice, a delight for the more advanced practioner. The artwork is excellent, often mixing the author's clever comic style with gorgeous, realistic drawings of Buddhist statuary.
1 vote calotype | Oct 25, 2006 |
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Inspired by the earliest and core texts of Zen Buddhism, Zen Speaks distills the philosophy and wisdom of Zen in a series of illustrated Chinese character cartoon panels that are irreverently humorous and profoundly wise.

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