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Shattering the Great Doubt The Chan Practice of Huatou

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ISBN-10: 159030621X

ISBN-13: 9781590306215

Edition: 2009

Authors: Chan Master Sheng Yen, Sheng Yen

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From today's most prominent and beloved teacher of Chinese Zen: the traditional practice ofhuatoumeditating on an unanswerable question as a way to enlightenment. Ask yourself a question without an answer. Keep asking it. Don't let it go. That, in a nutshell, is the Chinese Zen practice calledhuatou. It's a traditional method for breaking through the trap of our habitual thinking into the spacious mind of enlightenment. In this book, Chan Master Sheng Yen bringshuatoupractice to life. Huatouis similar to the better-known Zen discipline ofkoanpractice, the key difference being that the person meditating on ahuatou("What ismu[nothingness]?" is the classic one) is not concerned with coming up…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Exposition of the Huatou Method
The Huatou Method
Cultivation
The Middle Way
Commentaries on Huatou Practice
The Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners: Commentary on a Text of Chan Master Hanshan Deqing
An Excerpt from Impetus to Pass through the Chan Gate: Commentary on a Discourse by Chan Master Huanglong Wuxin
Buddha Is Medicine for Sentient Beings: Commentary on a Letter from Chan Master Dahui Zonggao
The Great Matter of Birth and Death: Commentary on an Excerpt from the Discourse Record of Dahui Zonggao
Glossary
Sources
Index