Hoofprint of the Ox: Principles of the Chan Buddhist Path as by Master Sheng-yen,Dan Stevenson

By Master Sheng-yen,Dan Stevenson

respected by way of Buddhists within the usa and China, modern grasp Sheng-yen stocks his knowledge and teachings during this first finished English primer of Chan, the chinese language culture of Buddhism that encouraged eastern Zen. usually misunderstood as a procedure of brain video games, the Chan course comprises a means of self-transformation grounded in rigorously hewn religious disciplines and premises.
grasp Sheng-yen offers an unparalleled realizing of Chan, its precepts, and its perform. starting with a simple evaluate of Buddhism and meditation, the ebook then information the innovative psychological workouts normally by means of all Buddhists. referred to as the 3 Disciplines, those approaches advance ethical purity, meditative focus, and enlightening perception in the course of the "stilling" of the brain. grasp Sheng-yen then expounds Chan Buddhism, recounting its centuries-old background in China and illuminating its basic tenets. He contemplates the character of Buddhahood, specifies the actual and psychological necessities for starting Chan perform, and humbly considers what it potential to be an enlightened Chan master.

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