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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Description: Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971) was the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and author of the popular Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. In this volume edited by Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger, this teacher presents his interpretation and commentary on the Sandokai-a poem by the eighth century Zen master Sekito Kisen. These 13 talks provide a succinct overview of Suzuki's views on enlightenment, suffering, the big mind, the dangers of dualistic thinking, and the futility of knowing in the head what Zen is. In one lecture, Suzuki refers to the double side of human nature: "In Zen sometimes we say that each one of us is steep like ... (more)
Manufacturer: University of California Press
Release date: 30 November 1999
ISBN-10 : 0520219821 | ISBN-13: 9780520219823
Tags: Buddhism (1), Zen (1), Spirit (1), SnP (1), Suffering And Loss (1), You (1)
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