Jan 27, 2022

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma By {author, ¸ The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma ✓ Bodhidharma ¸ The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma ✓ Bodhidharma - The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma A fifth century Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years aft

  • Publisher‏:‎ North Point Press (November 1, 2009)
  • Publication date‏:‎ November 1, 2009
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 15023 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
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  • Print length‏:‎ 96 pages
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The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

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408 thought on “The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

  1. Given that the teachings of the Lankavatara Sutra were the only words of interest to Bodhidharma and these are the teachings of Bodhidharma following a lifetime of study this book is of great value to anyone looking for either a companion piece to the Sutra, or a stand alone nicely packaged summary The Sutra is obviously a wordy epic that some find off putting distracting and may not translate well to some minds this is the bare bones gist, and is how I prefer my teachings This in combination wi [...]


  2. This is a very enlightening read The Bodhidharma is to the point, and it is reasonable and stands, for the most part, in reality I am a sober eyed, scientific person Of course some of it reflects the time it was written in The basic message and wisdom is excellent, and I think that once you have read it, you will see that rational path to enlightenment that he is talking about.


  3. Not even many Buddhists read this thing A shame as it is one of the classics of world religious literature Stop looking outside your own mind for the Buddha Very easy to read If you were totally bewildered by the Lotus Heart Sutras, and a bit tired of the craziness of the Hindu scriptures, this austere little book may be just what you re looking for.


  4. I had to by another copy after I gave my first one to a friend I truly enjoy this book, it comes across as very plain spoken and is quite accessible, even to those who aren t particularly familiar with common Buddhist or Taoist terminology.I really enjoy all of Red Pine s translations, they always read crisply and often come with a good deal of commentary to deal with translation choices and the meanings and contexts of the various pieces of his translations.


  5. I m no expert, but it seems like a great translation Fairly short book but I will be returning to some passages as well as full re readings It s the essentials of Zen Buddhism, seems like a lot of overlap with Taoist principles Read this book to learn about Emptiness and the true meaning of buddha


  6. As a novice student of kung fu, this book provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of Shaolin from Lord Da Mo himself The Zen Buddhist teachings are relevant to any student on their path, especially, those that will not be deterred.


  7. Many pages are threaded with golden nuggets to remind the reader that appearances surround us and that not thinking about anything is Zen This book True vision is detached from seeing Finding this book has been a god send especially during the precarious times of 2021


  8. Within the text we are no doubt given Bodhidharma s marrow of Zen and although he is known to have been a formidable presence, we receive the teaching without the infamous shouts and sticks of subsequent iconoclastic teachers like Lin chi, Yunmen, Hakuin, et al Yet, as pure as these teachings are, I encountered a disturbing stumbling block along the way that reminded me of a Tibetan saying about mixing gold dust with yak dung and how even gold dust can be blinding if it sticks in the eye.Specifi [...]


  9. Yes five stars The Outline of Practice , one of the four sermons found here, is readily available in many another place some cheaper than others So many books now on zen by masters with strange sounding names, just as Jim Smith must sound strange to many born in Asia Of course, some of the names are assumed and hide the identity of a Bob or a Tom But best to sound exotic these days Anyway, most of the books don t come cheap This one on Kindle is relatively so but then you must put up with some s [...]


  10. As for the third vow to study all the dharmas I ve read books wide and large,in Buddhism.This book is the essential book of Zen Buddhism teaching and is teached by The first Patriarch.From this you can understand how the Five Houses were created.


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