Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Blue Cliff Record

I finally got a copy; Thomas and J. J. Cleary's translation.

A lot of words that say don't use words, but put them into practice.

Still worth the 30 bucks or so; the form and style of this work is radically different from other works I've read; it is practially spoon-feeding one the message.

Here's an on-line version, sans commentary, which would make all this stuff much much longer.

It's no wonder 大慧宗杲 (Dahui Zonggao) allegedly burned the original

And damn, I feel so ignorant...makes me wonder what else I don't even know I should read.

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