Enlightenment is close enough to make this work.
Buddhists using such material as part of their training, would hasten to add that minus Zen practice, the Blue Cliff Record is as good as a 'closed book.'
I first stumbled into this book many years ago, and have read it and scribbled margin notes uncountable times.
After 44 years of staring at a wall, I still can't make heads or tales of these absurd stories. They are the classics of Zen literature, and as impenetrable as the Book of... Read morePublished 1 day ago by James Kenney
There's no clearer translator of ancient texts than Cleary. No pun intended. Get his Secrets of the BCR as well.
Awakening Clarity Now
One of the best texts ever written. This is a classic of the Zen Tradition, and I hope it goes into re-print, because there ought to be a lot of deserving readers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Coppedge
Right livelihood, Right Action, Right thoughts - this books seems to fit well in the eight fold path. Thank you to all who developed, translated, published, and who read the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kozen
I already had a copy of the same translation I bought about 30 years or more ago. At that time this translation was published in three volumes, and I could find only volume three. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David J Hicks
I've been working with this book for years, including a study group that's been meeting in one form or another since the late 90s, and cannot begin to capture in words how... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Zachary Smith
This book on Koan, along with "The Book of Serenity", is a fundamental necessity for anyone involved in the rigors of Rinzai Zen training. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mukunda777
This is the Zen classic which finally came out on e-book, plus the initial price was lowered. The cases here are a life time study even then you might not get it but then that is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bill Hartman