Zen Poems

ISBN-10: 0375405526
ISBN-13: 9780375405525
Edition: N/A
Authors: Peter Harris
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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/23/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 3.50" wide x 6.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The appreciation of Zen philosophy and art has become universal, and Zen poetry, with its simple expression of direct, intuitive insight and sudden enlightenment, appeals to lovers of poetry, spirituality, and beauty everywhere. This collection of translations of the classical Zen poets of China, Japan, and Korea includes the work of Zen practitioners and monks as well as scholars, artists, travelers, and recluses, ranging from Wang Wei, Hanshan, and Yang Wanli, to Shinkei, Basho, and Ryokan.

Peter Harrispracticed law in South Africa for 15 years before being seconded to the National Peace Accord in the early 1990s. He headed the Monitoring Directorate of the Independent Electoral Commission for the 1994 election and is currently Executive Chairman of the Resolve Group Management Consultancy, which he co-founded.

Foreword
Xie Lingyun(385-433) Written on the Lake on my Way Back to the Retreat at Stone Cliff On Climbing the Highest Peak of Stone Gate Setting out at Night from the Pavilion at Stone Pass On Founding a Retreat for the Sangha at Stone Cliff
Huineng(638-713) Bodhi originally has no tree If evil flowers bloom in the mind-ground Deluded, a Buddha is a sentient being
Wang Wei(?701-761) Enjoying the Cool An Autumn Evening in the Hills Seeking a Night's Lodging at the Monastery of the Chan Master Daoyi The Wang River Collection In my Lodge at Wang Chuan after a Long Rain Light Lines on a Flat Rock Green Creek Suffering from the Heat Living in the Hills: Impromptu Verses Stone Gate Monastery on Mount Lantian Visiting the Forest Pavilion of the Recluse, Cui Xingzong, with Lu Xiang Farm House on the Wei Stream In the Hills Weeping for Ying Yao Zhongnan Retreat Lines On Missing my Way to the Monastery of Heaped Fragrance Sitting Alone on an Autumn Night
Liu Changqing(?710-?85) On Parting with the Buddhist Pilgrim Lingche Rejoicing that the Zen Master Bao Has Arrived from Dragon Mountain
Hanshan(?8th century) A thousand clouds among a myriad streams When men see Han-shan When the men of the world look for this path amid the clouds Men ask the way to Cold Mountain Cold cliffs, more beautiful the deeper you enter Clambering up the Cold Mountain path As for me, I delight in the everyday Way So Han-shan writes you these words A telling analogy for life and death In the third month when the silkworms were still small Why am I always so depressed? Parrots dwell in the west country I sit and gaze on this highest peak of all Yesterday I saw the trees by the river's edge Man, living in the dust My mind is like the autumn moon
Shide(?8th century) You can see the moon's brightness Far, faraway, steep mountain paths I laugh at my failing strength in old age
Sami Manzei(8th century) To what shall I compare the world?
Chang Jian(fl. 749) Dhyana's Hall At Wang Changling's Retreat
Jiaoran(730-99) Looking for Lu Hongjian but Failing to Find Him
Bai Juyi(772-846) Idle Droning A Flower? Realizing the Futility of Life On his Baldness Night Snow The Temple At Yiye Temple
Liu Zongyuan(773-819) Meditation Hall An Early Morning Visit to the Buddhist Priest Chao to Read the Chan Scriptures
Jia Dao(779-845) Looking for the Recluse and Not Finding Him Home Southern Study
Guanxiu(832-912) To an Old Monk on Mount Tian Tai
Jianzhang(10th century) Written on Master Hengzhao's Wall
Weifeng(10th century) Grieving for Zen Master Jianzhang
Su Dongpo(1037-1101) On the Winter Festival I Visited Lone Mountain and the Two Monks Huijin and Huisi Written on Abbot Lun's Wall at Mount Jiao The murmuring brook is the Buddha's long, broad tongue The Lyre Flower Shadows Spring Night Days of Rain the Rivers Have Overflowed Begonias Passing Over Dayu Peak The Southern Room over the River Recalling the Old Days at Mianchi Moving to Lin'gao Pavilion Enjoying the Peonies at the Temple of Good Fortune Presented to Tanxiu The Weaker the Wine Sending Off Chan Master Xiaoben to Fayun Abbot Zhan's Cell Written on the Wall at Xilin Temple
Chen Shidao(1052-1102) Books
Saigyo(1118-90) Every single thing The winds of spring Trailing on the wind
Fan Chengda(1126&#

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