Blue Cliff Record

ISBN-10: 159030232X

ISBN-13: 9781590302323

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas Cleary, J. C. Cleary

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The Blue Cliff Recordis a translation of thePi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

J.C. Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator or co-translator of numerous works from Zen's Chinese history, including The Blue Cliff Record. He lives outside Boston.

Guide to Chinese Pronunciation
Original Preface to the Blue Cliff Record
The Highest Meaning of the Holy Truths
The Ultimate Path is Without Difficulty
Master Ma Is Unwell
Te Shan Carrying His Bundle
Hsueh Feng's Grain of Rice
Yun Men's Every Day is a Good Day
Hui Ch'ao Asks about Buddha
Ts'ui Yen's Eyebrows
Chao Chou's Four Gates
Mu Chou's Thieving Phoney
Huang Po's Gobblers of Dregs
Tung Shan's Three Pounds of Hemp
Pa Ling's Snow in a Silver Bowl
Yun Men's Appropriate Statement
Yun Men's Upside-Down Statement
Ching Ch'ing's Man in the Weeds
Hsiang Lin's Meaning of the Coming from the West
National Teacher Chung's Seamless Monument
Chu Ti's One-Finger Ch'an
Lung Ya's Meaning of the Coming from the West
Chih Men's Lotus Flower, Lotus Leaves
Hsueh Feng's Turtle-Nosed Snake
Pao Fu's Summit of the Mystic Peak
Kuei Shan and Iron Grindstone Liu
The Hermit of Lotus Flower Peak Holds up His Staff
Pai Chang's Sitting Alone on Ta Hsiung Mountain
Yun Men's The Body Exposed, The Golden Wind
Nan Ch'uan's Truth That's Never Been Spoken
Ta Sui's It Goes Along with It
Chao Chou's Big Turnips
Ma Ku Carrying his Ring-Staff
Elder Ting Stands Motionless
Ministry President Ch'en Sees Tzu Fu
Yang Shan Asks "Where Have You Come From?"
The Dialogue of Manjusri and Wu Cho
Ch'ang Sha Wandering in the Mountains
P'an Shan's There Is Nothing in the World
Feng Hsueh's Workings of the Iron Ox
Yun Men's Flowering Hedge
Nan Ch'uan's It's like a Dream
Chao Chou's Man Who Has Died the Great Death
Layman P'ang's Good Snowflakes
Tung Shan's No Cold or Heat
Ho Shan's Knowing How to Beat the Drum
Chao Chou's Seven-Pound Cloth Shirt
Ching Ch'ing's Sound of Raindrops
Yun Men's Six Do Not Take It In
Turning Over the Tea Kettle at Chao Ch'ing
San Sheng's Golden Fish Who Has Passed through the Net
Yun Men's Every Atom Samadhi
Hsueh Feng's What Is It?
Chao Chou Lets Asses Cross, Lets Horses Cross
Pai Chang's Wild Ducks
Yun Men Extends Both Hands
Tao Wu's Condolence Call
Ch'in Shan's One Arrowpoint Smashes Three Barriers
Chao Chou's Stupid Oaf
Chao Chou Can't Explain
Chao Chou's Why Not Quote It Fully?
Yun Men's Staff Changes into a Dragon
Feng Hsueh's One Atom of Dust
Yun Men's Within There Is a Jewel
Nan Ch'uan Kills a Cat
Nan Ch'uan Questions Chao Chou
An Outsider Questions the Buddha
Yen T'ou's Getting Huang Ch'ao's Sword
Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture
Yang Shan's What's Your Name?
Nan Ch'uan's Circle
Kuei Shan Attends on Pai Chang
Wu Feng's Shut Up, Teacher
Pai Chang Questions Yun Yen
Ma Tsu's Permutations of Assertion and Denial
Chin Niu's Rice Pail
Wu Chiu's Unjust Beating
Tan Hsia's Have You Eaten Yet?
Yun Men's Cake
Sixteen Bodhisattvas Go In to Bathe
T'ou Tzu's All Sounds
Chao Chou's Newborn Baby
Yao Shan's Shooting the Elk of Elks
Ta Lung's Hard and Fast Body of Reality
Yun Men's Ancient Buddhas and the Pillar
Vimalakirti's Gate of Nonduality
The Hermit of T'ung Feng Makes a Tiger's Roar
Yun Men's Kitchen Pantry and Main Gate
Medicine and Disease Subdue Each Other
Hsuan Sha's Guiding and Aiding Living Beings
The Hands and Eyes of the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion
Chih Men's Body of Wisdom
Yen Kuan's Rhinoceros
The World Honored One Ascends the Seat
Ta Kuang Does a Dance
The Surangama Scripture's Not Seeing
Ch'ang Ch'ing's Three Poisons
Chao Chou's Three Turning Words
The Diamond Cutter Scripture's Scornful Revilement
T'ien P'ing's Travels on Foot
Su Tsung's Ten-Body Controller
Pa Ling's Blown Hair Sword
Biographical Supplement
Traditional Teaching Devices
Select Glossary of Names and Terms
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