Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues

By: Thomas Cleary

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"Book of Serenity" is a translation of Shoyo Roku, a collection of one hundred Zen koans with commentaries that stands as a companion work to the other great Chinese koan collection, "The Blue Cliff Record (Pi Yen Lu)." Both works are classics of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism--and both have now been rendered into English by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary. Compiled in China in the twelfth century, the "Book of Serenity" is, in the words of Tenshin Reb Anderson, "an auspicious peak in the mountain range of Zen literature, a subtle flowing stream in the deep valleys of our teaching, a treasure house of inspiration and guidance in studying the ocean of Buddhist teachings." Each of the hundred chapters begins with an introduction, followed by the main case, or koan, taken from Zen lore or Buddhist scripture. Then follows commentary on the main case, verses inspired by it, and, finally, further commentary on all. The book contains a glossary of Zen/Chan terms and metaphors.

Title: Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues

Author Name: Thomas Cleary

Categories: Buddhism, Zen Buddhis,

Publisher: Shambhala:

ISBN Number: 1570623813

ISBN Number 13: 9781570623813

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: SKU1000047

Description: 1570623813 1st edition, very good condition with no underlining or marks.