Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake

Teachings of Zen Master Seung San
Product Number: EB00687917
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834825628
Publisher: Shambhala
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A major figure in the transmission of Zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from "don't-know mind." It is from this "before-thinking" nature, he taught, that true compassion and the desire to serve others naturally arises. This collection of teaching stories, talks, and spontaneous dialogues with students offers readers a fresh and immediate encounter with one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century.

Author(s): Seung Sahn
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2006

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