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Unlocking the Zen Koan A New Translation of the Zen Classic Wumenguam

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ISBN-10: 155643247X

ISBN-13: 9781556432477

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Thomas Cleary, Thomas Cleary

List price: $14.95
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Elusive and enigmatic, zen koans have long puzzled people with their surprise meanings hidden in simple tales. Now one of America's finest translators of Asian philosophy provides a brillian new translation of the 12th centuryWumenguan, the most popular of Chinese Zen koans. InUnlocking the Zen Koan(originally published asNo Boundary), Thomas Cleary translates directly from the Chinese and interprets Zen Master Wumen's text and commentaries in verse and prose on the inner meaning of the koans. Cleary then gives us other great Chinese Zen masters' comments in prose or verse on the same koan. Cleary's probing, analytic commentaries wrestle with meaning and shading, explaining principles and…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 9/24/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.31" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Thomas Cleary is the translator of Opening the Dragon Gate by Chen Kaiguo and Zhen Shunchao and The Story of Chinese Zen by Nan Huai-Chin, as well as The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, The Japanese Art of War, and dozens of other titles on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, religion, and philosophy.