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Zen is Eternal Life

ISBN 9781138666610
Published October 9, 2017 by Routledge
378 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published as Selling Water by the River in 1972, is a practical and inspirational manual for all who wish to practice Zen. Rōshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett, the founder and former abbess of Shasta Abbey, expertly combines an introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism with original translations of the teachings of Zen Masters Dōgen and Keizan.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Stem of the Lotus  1.1. History of the Buddha According to Zen Belief  1.2. Basic Original Doctrines Essential to Zen  1.3. Growth of Zen from Basic Hinayana Doctrine  1.4. The Necessity of Zazen or Meditation Practice  1.5. The Necessity of Understanding the Heart of Avalokitesvara  1.6. Activity in the Heart of Samantabhadra  1.7. The Heart of Manjusri  1.8. What are Kōans?  1.9. Apostolic Succession  Part 2. The Teachings of Dōgen Zenji  2.1. Introduction to the Translations  2.2. Shushōgi (What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment)  2.3. Eihei-shingi (Dōgen’s Monastic Rules)  2.4. Gakudō-yōjinshū (Important Aspects of Zazen)  2.5. Shōbōgenzō (The Treasury-Eye of the True Teaching)  2.6. Kyōjukaimon (Giving and Receiving the Teaching of the Precepts)  Part 3. The Teachings of Keizan Zenji  3.1. Introduction to the Translations  3.2. Denkōroku (Transmission of the Light)  3.3. Sankon-zazen-setsu (The Three Types of Personalities Resulting from Training)

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