By Thomas Yuho Kirchner,Nelson Foster,Ueda Shizuteru
A virtue of Entangling Vines is that, not like The Gateless Gate and Blue Cliff Record, it provides the koans "bare," with out introductions, commentaries, or verses. Its basic constitution lends the koans extra strength and immediacy, emphasizing the good topic, the basic aspect to be interrogated, and supplying plentiful fabric for the trials of analyzing and refining Zen experience.
Containing 272 circumstances and wide observe fabric, the gathering is critical for critical koan education and also will be of curiosity for an individual interested in Zen literature. the current translation had its origins within the discussions among 3 forward-looking sleek jap Zen masters and Thomas Kirchner, an skilled Zen monk from the US. And Kirchner's cautious annotation of every koan makes this an excellent advent to Buddhist philosophy.
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Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans by Thomas Yuho Kirchner,Nelson Foster,Ueda Shizuteru