Stated FIRST EDITION. Translation with commentary of two of the most famous Zen koans. Includes index and Dharma lineages. Cobalt blue cloth over boards is pristine, with brilliant gilt on spine. Binding is strong. Inside pages are clean; a few pages are lightly creased starting at pg 223. DJ exhibits minimal shelf wear, excepting closed tear on top back. 413 pp. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Bookseller Inventory # 005129
Synopsis: The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan ( Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku ( Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. In a completely new translation, together with original commentaries, Katsuki Sekida brings to these works the same fresh and pragmatic approach that made his Zen Training so successful. The insights of a lifetime of Zen practice and his familiarity with Western as well as Eastern ways of thinking make him an ideal interpreter of these texts.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
Title: Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku
Publisher: Weatherhill, Inc.
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description John Weatherhill, Inc., 1977. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Softcover in overall good shape with light general wear. Binding firm and intact. Clean throughout. Seller Inventory # 00003266
Book Description Weatherhill, New York, 1977. First edition. The heart of the Zen experience as expressed in teh two greatest koan collections; 413 pages. Paperback in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 24419
Book Description Weatherhill, New York, 1977. First edition. 413 pages. Paperback in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 22813
Book Description NY., U.S.A. Weatherhill, 1977. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition, 1977 stated, Very Good trade paperback, front cover corner tips curled, back cover large corner crease, rubs top/bottom of spine, interior unread, 414 pages, translated with commentaries by Katsuki Sekida. edited and introduced by A. V. Grimstone, genealogical table, index, PHILOSOPHY, Eastern Religion, Zen, best known collections of koans are among the great classics of all Zen Literature, ISBN-10: 0834801302 ISBN-13: 978-0834801301 Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches. Seller Inventory # E8074a
Book Description John Weatherill; New York & Tokyo, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. John Weatherill; New York & Tokyo. 1977. First Edition Hardcover- blue cloth w/ intact gilt on spine- in FINE Condition in NEAR FINE unclipped Dustjacket showing some rubbing & shelf wear. INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright, an unread copy. Suitable for gifting or collection. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Seller Inventory # 510097