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Stopping and Seeing: A Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation Paperback


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (March 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570622752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570622755
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese

About the Author

The T'ien-t'ai patriarch Chih-i lived from 538 to 597 of the common era. He developed an interest in Buddhism early in life, and went on to become a Buddhist monk and teacher. His manual "The Great Stopping and Seeing" is one of the most important works of T'ien-t'ai Buddhism, and was frequently relied upon by followers of Zen and Pure Land Buddhism.

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9 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David P Oller on October 5, 2003
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Until a better translation comes along, this is one of the only English works on Master Chih-i who has been a reference for Zen and Esoteric Buddhists in Japan for centuries.
The concept Shikan (Jp.) Chi Kuan (Chinese) is that of Stopping & Seeing. This is the basic meditation of Buddhism, (Shamatha and Vipashyana).
The work is also one of the few Buddhist documents that references Incense used in Buddhist meditation.
A good reference in respect to the incense mentions is Bedini's "Trail of Time" and the Chapter regarding the Nalada monks going to China, and the Incense Seal of Avolokitesvara.
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