Publisher description for The infinite mirror : commentaries on two Chan classics / Sheng Yen.


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Here is the inimitable Master Sheng Yen at his best, illuminating the ancient texts of the Chinese Zen tradition to show how wonderfully practical they really are, even for us today._ The texts, written by two of the founders of the Ts’ao-tung sect of Chan Buddhism, are poems entitled Inquiry into Matching Halves and Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi._ Both emphasize the Chan view that wisdom is not separate from vexation, and both speak of the levels of awareness through which one must pass on the way to realization. Both are also works of Buddhist philosophy that can serve as guides to spiritual practice for anyone.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Spiritual life -- Zen Buddhism.
Shitou, -- 700-791. -- Can tong qi -- Commentaries.