Roaring Stream

Roaring Stream The Roaring Stream A New Zen Reader is a groundbreaking immensely readable anthology drawn From the vast corpus of Ch an and Zen Buddhist literature It offers readers a tour through than a millenniu

  • Title: Roaring Stream
  • Author: Nelson Foster
  • ISBN: 9780880015110
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Roaring, Stream A New Zen Reader is a groundbreaking, immensely readable anthology drawn From the vast corpus of Ch an and Zen Buddhist literature It offers readers a tour through than a millennium of writing, presenting one masterpiece after another in chronological progression You can dip into the waters of this stream, again and again, at any point Finding The Roaring, Stream A New Zen Reader is a groundbreaking, immensely readable anthology drawn From the vast corpus of Ch an and Zen Buddhist literature It offers readers a tour through than a millennium of writing, presenting one masterpiece after another in chronological progression You can dip into the waters of this stream, again and again, at any point Finding refreshment and perspective, notes Robert Aitken in his introduction A year From now you can dip in again and find treasures that were not at all evident the First time From lectures to letters, brief poems to extended disquisitions, this collection is an ideal point of entry For newcomers to the Zen tradition, and an essential sourcebook For those who are already on the way Now the masterpieces of Zen Buddhist writing are availa6le in a single volume, applauds Library Journal This will be the standard introduction to Zen Buddhism For years to come.

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    1. Stories contained within the covers were revelatory to the time periods which they were written. Short context were given with each section of writing so you were never reading koans without context or some back story of how the Master came to be where he was at the time of the writing. The book does reflect Zen in general in that ti is somewhat dry in spots and lacks dynamic scale. Overall it is a great piece of combined, collaborated writings that gives a good overview of Zen Buddhism througho [...]

    2. Excellent introductions and annotated bibliographies accompany each of the 46 anthologized authors. Over half of the selections are Ch'an selections from China. Women, hermits, monks, poets and lay teachers all find a place in the way.

    3. Excellent book. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about the old Zen masters.

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