The Infinite Mirror

Commentaries on Two Chan Classics
Author(s): Master Sheng Yen
Original Publish Date: Oct 10, 2006
Product Number: EB00687941
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834826311
Publisher: Shambhala
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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.