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Text Æ The Earliest Records of Zen Ö Join or create book clubs Background His work is especially important for its rendering of the three Records which contain some of the earliest Zen dialogues and constitute the real beginnings of Zen literatureThe vivid dialogues and sayings of Master Yuan a long forgotten member of the Bodhidharma circle are the hallmark of the Records Master Yuan consistently criticizes reliance on the Dharma on teachers on meditative practice and on scripture all of which lead to self deception and confusion he says According to Master Yuan if one has spirit and does not seek a I live in the Buddhist hell of Too Many Zen Books This nicely accompanies all my other ones and clearly stands out in its own right

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The Bodhidharma Anthology Book ↠ The Earliest Records of Zen Download ☆ ➻ [Download] ➸ The Bodhidharma Anthology: The Earliest Records of Zen (Philip E. Lilienthal Book) By Join or create book clubs ➺ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk In the early part of this century the discovery of Nything including the teachings of Buddhism then one will attain the uietude of liberation The boldness in Yuan's utterances prefigures much of the full blown Zen tradition we recognize todayBroughton utilizes a Tibetan translation of the Bodhidharma Anthology as an informative gloss on the Chinese original Placing the anthology within the context of the Tun huang Zen manuscripts as a whole he proposes a new approach to the study of Zen one that concentrates on literary history a genealogy of texts rather than the usual genealogy of maste Broughton sorts out the whole of what we have of the teachings of Bodhidharma Some may find it tough going but its worth itSuzuki Daisetsu uncovered the Bodhidharma Anthology in a collection housed in Beijing from the Dunhuang Caves but overlooked the significance of what Broughton calls ‘Records One Two and Three’ Broughton makes a good case for treating Record One as representative of the teachings of Bodhidharma than the ‘Two Entrances’ Combined with his connecting 'Record Two' and 'Three' with later vernacular Records Huangbo Linji and you’ve got a TreasureI highly recommend all of Mr Broughton's books especially those with Elise Yoko Watanabe Together they offer profound insight into the study and practice of Chan BuddhismDr Broughton must have found it interesting that uotations from Record 1 which Yenshou calls Bodhidharmatara's 'Method for uieting Mind' shows up in 12th Century writings of Chan Master Dahui Zonggao in 'Treasury of the Eye of True Teaching V1 #232 translated by Thomas Cleary Not to be confused with the writings of Dogen which unfortunately 'borrows' the same title

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The Bodhidharma Anthology The Earliest Records of Zen Philip E Lilienthal BookIn the early part of this century the discovery of a walled up cave in northwest China led to the retrieval of a lost early Ch'an Zen literature of the T'ang dynasty 618 907 One of the recovered Zen texts was a seven piece collection the Bodhidharma Anthology Of the numerous texts attributed to Bodhidharma this anthology is the only one generally believed to contain authentic Bodhidharma materialJeffrey L Broughton provides a reliable annotated translation of the Bodhidharma Anthology along with a detailed study of its nature content and I do appreciate Broughton's description of the texts related to Bodhidharma from the Dunghuang library and if he'd stuck to that he would have been fine But when he goes into analysis of What They Mean he reveals an embarrassing ignorance of Buddhism and comes to some weird conclusions