Thomas Yuho Kirchner,Nelson Foster,Ueda Shizuteru's Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans PDF

By Thomas Yuho Kirchner,Nelson Foster,Ueda Shizuteru

Entangling Vines, a translation of the Shumon kattoshu, is without doubt one of the few significant koan texts to were compiled in Japan instead of China. certainly, Kajitani Sonin (1914 - 95), former leader abbot of Shokoku-ji and writer of an annotated, modern-Japanese translation of the Kattoshu, commented that 'herein are compiled the fundamental Dharma fabrics of the koan system." many of the significant koans of the modern Rinzai koan curriculum are contained during this work.

A virtue of Entangling Vines is that, not like The Gateless Gate and Blue Cliff Record, it offers the koans "bare," without introductions, commentaries, or verses. Its basic constitution lends the koans extra strength and immediacy, emphasizing the good subject, the basic aspect to be interrogated, and delivering considerable fabric for the pains of studying and refining Zen experience.

Containing 272 instances and broad be aware fabric, the gathering is necessary for severe koan education and also will be of curiosity for an individual attracted to Zen literature. the current translation had its origins within the discussions among 3 forward-looking glossy eastern Zen masters and Thomas Kirchner, an skilled Zen monk from the USA. And Kirchner's cautious annotation of every koan makes this an excellent advent to Buddhist philosophy.

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