"The cases comprising [this volume] are meticulously yet gracefully rendered, and should make this classic welcome to both scholars and Zen students, and even casual readers. A nice addition is the inclusion of biographical information about the Chinese masters."—Library Journal
"The Blue Cliff Record reveals to us what enlightenment is, what the enlightened life is, how the patriarchs and masters of old struggled with it, attained it, actualized it, and accomplished it. . . . I firmly believe this translation is a milestone and will immensely benefit those who are sincerely engaged in the practice and the enlightenment of the Buddha-way."—from the foreword by Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amazing depth, but not easy. You have to read one at a time and then many times. Meditate on it and read it again, until something starts to glimmer at the edge of your conscience. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Olaf van Kooten
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 5 months 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 6 months 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 11 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 16 months ago by David J Hicks