Zen Poems of China & Japan (Evergreen Book) (Paperback)

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By Lucien Stryk (Editor), Lucien Stryk (Translator), Takashi Ikemoto (Editor)
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Capturing in verse the ageless spirit of Zen, these 150 poems reflect the insight of famed masters from the ninth century to the nineteenth. The translators, in collaboration with Zen Master Taigan Takayama, have furnished illuminating commentary on the poems and arranged them as to facilitate comparison between the Chinese and Japanese Zen traditions. The poems themselves, rendered in clear and powerful English, offer a unique approach to Zen Buddhism, "compared with which, ' as Lucien Stryk writes, "the many disquisitions on its meaning are as dust to living earth. We see in these poems, as in all important religious art, East or West, revelations of spiritual truths touched by a kind of divinity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802130198
ISBN-10: 0802130194
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 18th, 1994
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Evergreen Book