Reading this book is like reading Thoreau's Walden.
Red Pine has done us all a great service by bringing the Founder of Zen to life for English readers, and allowing him to remind us of the simple truth.
The book is translated from Chinese, with both original Classical Chinese writing and English on the opposite page.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma is excellent reading for any Zen student BUT just remember what Zen really IS: Practice rather than reading. Read morePublished 10 days ago by The Hermit
It presents useful directions and explanations not just more words with questionable meaning. The best book on Zen I read.Published 1 month ago by Egon
I have bought three copies of this book. I love it so much I want to share it with almost everyone. Especially the people I have a high opinion of. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Mitchell
am I to rate the book as a product, or the meaning of the book? it was in physically good shape, although it teaches that physical form is illusory. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Coyne
bodi was the man. anyone willing to cut off their own eyelids to keep from dozing during meditation is worth taking a look at.Published 8 months ago by yoda jazz
A must have book to read in Chinese Zen Buddhism. The book is translated from Chinese, with both original Classical Chinese writing and English on the opposite page. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KS
ok book but not for me every one to there own but i found it to just be ok not greatPublished 10 months ago by koddee
This is a wonderful book, containing sermons from ancient Ch'an sifu Bodhidharma (or someone else..it really doesn't matter) .... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nobody
The content is page by page translation from ancient Chinese text. I don't think all the summons are Bodhidharma's(personal view). Read morePublished 11 months ago by Y. Lin