Lucidly translated here by Richard B. In a world where stress seems unavoidable, Seng-ts'an's words show us how to be fully aware of each moment. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. Seng-ts'anthe hsin-hsin ming, verses on the faith-Mind by Seng-ts'an, the third Chinese patriarch of Zen, is considered to be the first Chinese Zen document.
Clark, it remains one of the most widely-admired and elegant of Zen writings, and is as relevant today as it was when it was written.
The Zen Teachings of Huang Po: On The Transmission Of Mind
He lived below the vulture Peak on Mount Huang Po, in the district of Kao An. Like most zen masters, anecdotes, Huang Po taught in parables which were delivered as sermons, and dialogues. These have been collected here to present the teachings of the Master himself. John blofeld’s translation reflects his deep understanding of Zen and gives it a crystal clear presentation.
This text is remarkable for its purity of thought and speech. This historical text from the direct teaching of the zen master, Huang Po, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deepening and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought.
Huang po, also known as hsi Yun, is believed to have died as late as 850 A. D. It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into the truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance. Many of the dialogues recorded in the Zen Teaching of Huang Po took place in public assembly, generally with hundreds of the Master’s followers in attendance.
He is regarded in a sense as the founder of the great Lin Chi sect. He compares the mind to the sun travelling through the sky, sending forth light uncontaminated by the finest particle of dust. For those who have discovered the nature of Reality, there is nothing old or new, he says, concepts become meaningless and reason leads to error.
Hsin Hsin Ming: The Zen Understanding of Mind and Consciousness OSHO Classics
It is extraordinarily straightforward in its message, cutting straight to the point of where it aims to take the Zen experience - to a state of thought-free awareness in the present moment. Along the way he also sheds light on the differences between meditation as practice and as a state of being, and what choiceless awareness really means in everyday life and relating.
Osho relates to a classic zen work, hsin hsin Ming, Verses on the Faith-Mind by Sosan Seng-t’san which is considered to be the first Chinese Zen document. Science and psychology are delivering every day captivating news of understanding in this area. Understanding our minds and consciousness are topics high on everybody's list of important issues.
In this extraordinary series of talks, and the role that the brain plays in the two - a difference that Western science has been struggling to define for decades, Osho lays out a clear understanding of the difference between mind and consciousness, but that Zen has known for centuries through first-hand experience.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
The original chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition. Outline of practice" describes the four all-inclusive habits that lead to enlightenment, the "Bloodstream Sermon" exhorts students to seek the Buddha by seeing their own nature, the "Wake-up Sermon" defends his premise that the most essential method for reaching enlightenment is beholding the mind.
While others viewed zen practice as a purification of the mind or a stage on the way to perfect enlightenment, Bodhidharma equated Zen with buddhahood and believed that it had a place in everyday life. Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father.
A fifth-century indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China. Instead of telling his disciples to purify their minds, to the movements of tigers and cranes, he pointed them to rock walls, to a hollow reed floating across the Yangtze. This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety.
Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening: being the teaching of the Zen Master Hui Hai, known as the Great Pearl
He was a contemporary of both ma tsu and Huang Po, those early masters who established Ch'an after the death of Hui Neng, the sixth Patriarch. Hui hai's direct teachings point immediately to this moment of truth and awakening, and the message of this classic eighth-century text is universal and timeless.
The zen teaching of Hui Hai. Zen teaching of instantaneous awakening: a complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch'an Master Hui Hai by John Blofeld, with a foreword by Charles LukThis eighth-century classic is a complete translation of Hui Hai’s teachings. Hui hai, was one of the great Ch'an Zen Masters.
Hsin Hsin Ming
There is no need to search for God for God has been within you always. The path to enlightenment is the realization that there is nothing to find, nowhere to go, nothing to achieve. Become like a temple to hear the what isn't being said. To remove all that the ego so desires to cling to. The poem professes the need to live life with equanimity, to practice living in a state of non-duality while in this dualistic world.
At the birth of the flames starting to flicker among the logs, it is in that moment I know that I am releasing all the memories that have been stored up in that tree. It is a guide to the path of Enlightenment. It isn't about trying to attain anything, rather it is about losing false views and perceptions.
Reading through the pages you will become familiar with the basic principles of Zen with an interesting collection of perspectives from Quantum Physics to more traditional views of Taoism. And in the knowing of giving shelter in the spring and being a refuge to the song birds and the animals that called it home.
It is at once an explosion of all its life's experiences and joys, for this log has shown me, and a reminder of what we leave behind, how even I, am connected to it all. ". This book provides an intuitive insight into the heart of Zen through a translation of Seng-Ts'an's poem, Hsin Hsin Ming. It says nothing but speaks the unknown to those who can hear it.
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng
It is often linked with the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, the platform sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, unlike the other sutras, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.
He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, and notes, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike. The platform sutra occupies a central place in Zen Ch’an Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide.
A zen buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation. Red pine, whose translations of the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate.
Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen.
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary
Having translated the diamond sutra and the Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. Zen’s first patriarch, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, Bodhidharma, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book.
Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. The lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. In the words of chinese zen masters, these two teachings became known as have a cup of tea” and taste the tea. This is the first translation into english of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since.
In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, explanations and notes, Red Pine has also added summaries, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made. Although it covers all the major teachings of mahayana buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words.
This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.
The Heart Sutra
It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. The heart sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, terms, and texts, and containing a glossary of names, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.
Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma. For this new english translation, red pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication.
. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried.
Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi Tuttle Library Of Enlightenment
First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza "just sitting" Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature. In addition to dozens of hongshi's religious poems, translator Daniel Leighton offers an extended introduction, placing the master's work in its historical context, as well as lineage charts and other information about the Chinese influence on Japanese Soto Zen.
. Cultivating the empty field is a modern translation of the core of Chinese Ch'an master Hongzhi's Extensive Record. This translation of hongzhi's poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift. Both spiritual literature and meditation instruction, Cultivating the Empty Field is sure to inspire and delight.
Faith in Mind: A Commentary on Seng Ts'an's Classic
The hsin hsin ming is a masterpiece of economy, expressing the profoundest truth of the enlightened mind in only a few short pages. The supreme way is not difficultIf only you do not pick and choose. Neither love nor hate, And you will clearly understand. Be off by a hair, And you are as far from it as heaven and earth.
I do not adopt a scholarly point of view or analytical approach, " he says. Master sheng yen’s approach is unique among commentaries on the text: he views it as a supremely useful and practical guide to meditation practice. These vivid lines begin one of the most beloved and commented upon of all Zen texts, a sixth-century poem by the third Chan patriarch, the Hsin Hsin Ming "Faith in Mind", Seng Ts’an.
Rather, i use the poem as a taking-off point to inspire the practitioner and deal with issues that arise during the course of practice. This mind is precisely Buddha mind. ". True faith in mind is the belief grounded in realization that we have a fundamental, unmoving, and unchanging mind.