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Zhenzhou Linji Huizhao Chansi yulu [PDF] ✐ Zhenzhou Linji Huizhao Chansi yulu By Línjì Yìxuán – Thomashillier.co.uk The 'Record of Linji' has been an essential text of Chinese and Japanese Zen Buddhism for nearly 1000 years A compilation of sermons statements and acts attributed to the great Chinese Zen master Linj The 'Record Huizhao Chansi Epub â of Linji' has been an essential text of Chinese and Japanese Zen Buddhism for nearly years A compilation of sermons statements and acts attributed to the great Chinese Zen master Linji Yixuan it serves as both an authoritative statement of Zen's basic stand point and a central source of material for Zen koan practice.

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Zhenzhou Linji Huizhao Chansi yulu
  • Línjì Yìxuán
  • English
  • 24 July 2015
  • 9780394731766

About the Author: Línjì Yìxuán

Línjì Yìxuán Huizhao Chansi Epub â simplified Chinese 临济义玄; traditional Chinese 臨濟義玄; Wade–Giles Lin chi I hsüan Japanese Rinzai Gigen was the founder of the Linji school of Chán Buddhism during Tang Dynasty ChinaLinji was trained by the Chan master Huángbò Xīyùn 黃蘗希運 but according to the Record of Linji enlightened while discussing Huángbò's teaching during a conversation with the reclusive monk Dàyú 大愚.

9 thoughts on “Zhenzhou Linji Huizhao Chansi yulu

  1. Steve Steve says:

    Imaginary portrait of Lin chi by the Japanese Zen master Hakuin Ekaku 1686 1769 You don't drive a nail into the empty sky In Buddhism as in every other serious endeavor to deal with the riddles of our brief existence on this little planet in the midst of an enormity one can hardly fathom even as a trained physicist there are serious disagreements concerning the means of attaining the desired goals For some elitists shall we say what is reuired is a detailed studymemorization of the canonical texts and the attainment of a polished command of the techniues of dialectics and logic in order to arrive at the Truth; for others folksy shall we say what is reuired is regular attendance of church and performance of rites regular payment of tithes and regular recital of a few magical formulae prayers; for yet others all the eggs are placed in the basket of attaining sudden enlightenment through the dedicated exercise of various meditation techniues supplemented by shocks to the mental and physical system through koans and sudden smacks with a wooden rod respectively in order to disturb the complacent habits to which all human beings are prey In Buddhism the latter school of thought is referred to as Ch'an in China and as Zen in Japan and its texts are thus primarily concerned with techniue and not with dogma though its masters have produced some rather recondite texts In The Zen Teachings of Master Lin Chi 19931999 Burton Watson translates one of the most important texts in the Ch'an tradition the Lin chi ch'an shih yü lu The Recorded Saying of the Ch'an Master Lin Chi and includes a useful introduction providing historical and cultural context as well as explanatory notes to the text itself Lin chi I hsüan Línjì Yìxuán d 866 founded the only branch of Ch'an Buddhism that still survives and in Watson's words his is the oldest and most authentic voice that has come down to us from the early tradition of Chinese Ch'an or Zen the fullest exposition of its teachings particularly as they are associated with the line of transmission that honors his name the Lin chi or Rinzai school of Zen The early figures in the Zen lineage in China who precede him are veiled in legend their sayings fragmentary and often difficult to interpret But how can one briefly summarize this very uniue text to an audience with little foreknowledge of Zen? KHAT Watson tells us that it is with such a shout that Lin chi answered disciples' uestions about the nature of Buddhism I'd like to leave it at that but as it probably won't have the desired effect I guess I'll have to say a few things Lin chi and recall that essentially all of Ch'an and Zen Buddhism since his death has been commentary on and use of his approach distrusted humans' ability to express the Truth with words as did the Taoists and so though it is evident from this text that he was familiar with the main texts of Mahayana Buddhism his primary purpose was to exhort his disciples to ignore all the external trappings of religion disregard the words of the Masters including his own and realize that the Buddha nature is already within them; they need but go within themselves and make the connection in order to find nirvana direct and total communion with Everything But habit and many other things complicate this apparently simple matter so Lin chi suggests one cannot write explains in his homilies and illustrates in his reported interactions techniues students can use to overcome the many obstacles within and without us to the simple realization that Everything Is One and all the rest is transitory illusion ie of no real concern to us Once that is done one experiences the peace and mindfulness of the enlightened a state that is indistinguishable to me from the ataraxia of Pytho Epicurus and Epictetus Aside from the blows and the shouting the primary tool for breaking up the icepack of mental habit is the use of pregnant paradox of apparent or real non seuitur There is much of this here but the unsuspecting reader should be forewarned that though some of these apparent riddles have solutions many are expressed just to startle to perplex to intrigue in short to get one to jump over one's own spiritual shadow The incidents of pedagogical exchange are in the same spirit The master ascended the hall A monk asked What is the basic meaning of Buddhism?The Master held his fly whisk straight upThe monk gave a shoutThe Master struck him Another monk asked What is the basic meaning of Buddhism?Again the Master held his fly whisk straight upAnd the monk gave a shoutThe Master also gave a shoutThe monk was about to say something whereupon the Master hit him In other words KHAT Some well timed shouting at the top of the master's voice can also be observed But not all is shock and awe during a long session of za zen sitting in lotus position and meditating one's body develops some remarkable pains and cramps; when the session master observes that they are impeding the meditation he steps behind the person meditating slaps his hands together sharply and places them roughly on a suitable portion of the meditator's body whereupon a startling sensation of great warmth will ease the latter's suffering beyond my limited means of expression Just like those of the Roman Stoics such as Musonius Rufus and Epictetus; indeed there are many parallels between Ch'an Buddhism and Stoicism

  2. Chant Cowen Chant Cowen says:

    Master Lin Chi really liked to shout and beat the shit out of his students My type of guy

  3. David David says:

    I was interested in reading this book after I heard Leonard Cohen mention in an interview that he became very interested in Rinzai which is the school of Buddhism started by Lin Chi LuAs I was reading I was struck by the irony of my attempt at seeking and understanding each little chapter A primary message was to not seek just be and eliminate the dualistic notion of the individual and our surroundings Seeking leads to constant reincarnation and being trapped in the cycle of birth and death a desperate search for meaning in life Lin Chi Lu teaches Fellow believers just act ordinary don't affect some special manner Don't try so hard to reach enlightenment don't venerate the master the Buddha or the patriarchs just find them inside ourselves and in our own contexts And the path to that is not through active seekingMany of the passages were like riddles that only made the irony delightful and challenging Answers were not clear or tidy they led my mind to a great expanse of uestions Such as this following story that simply ends with the Master bluntly refusing to answer and rejecting the uestion which he did oftenWhen the Master arrived at Ming hua's place Ming hua said 'Coming and going coming and going what is it all about?''Just tramping around wearing out my straw sandals' said the MasterMing hua said 'In the end what is it for?''This old man doesn't even know how to talk' said the MasterThis particular translation had very helpful footnotes and gave very helpful background to Hindu and Buddhist terms out of which Lin Chi Lu's teaching grew

  4. Ross Gouldsbrough Ross Gouldsbrough says:

    Was very much reluctant to buy this book because Huang Po would have hit me for doing so and Lin Chi likely shouted at me including a uick hit Regardless I wanted to see what Lin Chi had to say about Real stuff and I was repaid for my curiosity

  5. agnostic agnostic says:

    Five stars for the short brilliant sermons of Rinzai in Part Two of this book The many anecdotes in the other parts so and so gave a shout or slapped someone or shook out his sleeves are silly and tiresome in my opinion I realize they're considered very zen at this point but it's nice when people at least take a shot at explaining the inexplicable rather than just acting like a pretentious version of The Three Stooges Hard to imagine how the mere description of these techniues could have any impact on any reader whatsoever even if the techniues were effective in the flesh

  6. valixt valixt says:

    “ you take the words that come out of the mouths of a bunch of old teachers to be a description of the true Way You think This is a most wonderful teacher and friend saying ‘I would never dare speak ill of such a good friend I’d be afraid of making mouth karma good friend is someone who dares to speak ill of the Buddha pass judgment on anyone in the world Master Lin Chi

  7. Pan_filuta Pan_filuta says:

    První čtení náročné

  8. Pan_filuta Pan_filuta says:

    Druhé čtení ještě lepší než první

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