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The "Record of Linji" stands as one of the great classics of the Zen tradition, and modern Zen master and reformer Hisamatsu Shin'ichi offers a lively and penetrating exploration of the religious essence of the text. The Record is a compilation of the sayings of Linji, the Chinese founder of Rinzai Zen. Several decades ago, Hisamatsu gave the 22 talks translated here. This book features a preface by renowned Zen philosopher Abe Masao and an introduction by Yanagida Seizan, a leading scholar of classical Zen texts. The translators have added annotation for technical terms and textual references.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333962718
ISBN-10: 0333962710
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Ives

ABE MASAO Professor Emeritus, Nara University of Education KITAHARA RYUTARO Senior Member of the F.A.S. Society YANAGIDA SEIZAN Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

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