The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu James Green

Series:
Sacred Literature Trust Series
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
15 Mar 2010
ISBN:
9780300165258
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
208 pages: 3759 x 5817mm

So striking were the replies of Joshu (778-897 CE) to students' questions, that it was said that his "lips emitted light." His saysing were extremely influential throughout the Zen tradition and are included in many koan anthologies. Now here is the first full English translation of his sayings, lectures, dialogues, poems, and records from his pilgimages. The translation aims for readability rather than literalness; helpful notes illustrate features from the Chinese that might not be evident in English. A historical introudction by the translator a short biography of Joshu, and a useful glossary make The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu an invaluable text for any student of Zen Buddhism.