Manual of Zen Buddhism

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Manual of Zen Buddhism

D.T. Suzuki

 

"Reprints" Series, No. 4

vi + 153 pp.
Golden Elixir Press, 2015

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This famous book, now in the public domain in the United States of America, contains an excellent selection of Chinese and Japanese texts on Chan / Zen Buddhism.

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Editor's Foreword, iii
Editor's Note, iv
Author's Preface, iv

I   GATHAS AND PRAYERS, 1
   1   On Opening the Sutra, 1
   2   Confession, 1
   3   The Threefold Refuge, 1
   4   The Four Great Vows, 2
   5   The Worshipping of the Sarira, 2
   6   The Teaching of the Seven Buddhas, 3
   7   The Gatha of Impermanence, 3
   8   The Yemmei Kwannon Ten-Clause Sutra, 3
   9   Prayer on the Occasion of Feeding the Hungry Ghosts, 4
   10  General Prayer, 7
   11  Prayer of the Bell, 7

II   THE DHARANIS, 9
   1   Dharani of Removing Disasters, 9
   2   Dharani of the Great Compassionate One, 10
   3   Dharani of the Victorious Buddha-Crown, 12

III   THE SUTRAS, 15
   1   The Prajnaparamita-hridaya-sutra, or Shingyo (complete), 15
   2   The Kwannongyo, or "Samantamukha Parivarta" (complete), 19
   3   The Kongokyo, or Vajracchedika (the first half and extracts from the second half), 27
   4   The Lankavatara Sutra, or Ryogakyo (extracts), 38
   5   The Ryogonkyo, or Surangama Sutra (résumé), 51

IV   FROM THE CHINESE ZEN MASTERS, 59
   1   Bodhidharma on the Twofold Entrance to the Tao, 59
   2   The Third Patriarch on "Believing in Mind", 62
   3   From Hui-neng's Tan-ching, 68
   4   Yoka Daishi's "Song of Enlightenment", 74
   5   Baso (Ma-tsu) and Sekito (Shih-tou), 86
   6   Obaku's (Huang-po) Sermon from "Treatise on the Essentials of the Transmission of Mind", 93
   7   Gensha on the Three Invalids (from the Hekiganshu or Pi-yen Chi), 100
   8   The Ten Oxherding Pictures, I, 119
        The Ten Oxherding Pictures, II, 124

V   FROM THE JAPANESE ZEN MASTERS, 135
   1   Daio Kokushi on Zen, 135
   2   Daio Kokushi's Admonition, 136
   3   Daito Kokushi's Admonition and Last Poem, 137
   4   Kwanzan Kokushi's Admonition, 138
   5   Muso Kokushi's Admonition, 139
   6   Hakuin's "Song of Meditation", 140

   VI   THE BUDDHIST STATUES AND PICTURES IN A ZEN MONASTERY, 143
   1   Buddhas, 143
   2   Bodhisattvas, 145
   3   Arhats, 147
   4   Protecting Gods, 147
   5   Historical Figures, 149

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