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Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi #2020

Cultivating the Empty Field The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza just sitting Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature Th

  • Title: Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi
  • Author: Taigen Dan Leighton Yi Wu
  • ISBN: 9780804832403
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi By Taigen Dan Leighton Yi Wu, First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza just sitting Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature This translation of Hongzhi s poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift In addition to dozens ofFirst to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza just sitting Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature This translation of Hongzhi s poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift In addition to dozens of Hongshi s religious poems, translator Daniel Leighton offers an extended introduction, placing the master s work in its historical context , as well as lineage charts and other information about the Chinese influence on Japanese Soto Zen.

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    1 thought on “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi

    1. Really amazingly well written discussion of Hongzhi s approach to enlightenment and the teaching and study of Buddhism Leighton is both a believer and a scholar, so his interpretations of important documents both historically situate what s going on in the cultural and material context, but at the same time he gives a spiritual interpretation of the text and what Hongzhi or whomever wrote the text under discussion might have meant from their historical and cultural perspective Really great, I th [...]

    2. I ve read a lot of zen texts, one hand clapping and all that, but none of the books I ve read before were as lovely as this one These koans are pure poetry to me I will be reading and rereading this one for a long long time Excellent.

    3. A fascinating document of Zen s ancient traditions Approach Hongzhi s words as a scholar would, rather than as a casual reader would, and they will reveal something new and probably something different to each reader Which is why Leighton packs in so many useful footnotes as well.

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