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The Resource Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice, compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori

Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice, compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori

Label
Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice
Title
Zen sand
Title remainder
the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice
Statement of responsibility
compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Zen Sand is a classic collection of verses aimed at aiding practitioners of koan meditation in negotiating the difficult relationship between insight and language. As such it represents a major contribution to both Western Zen practice and English-language Zen scholarship. In Japan the traditional Rinzai Zen koan curriculum includes the use of jakugo, or "capping phrases." Once a monk has successfully replied to a koan, the Zen master orders the search for a classical verse to express the monk's insight into the koan. Special collections of these jakugo were compiled as handbooks to aid in that search. Until now, Zen students in the West, lacking this important resource, have been severely limited in carrying out this practice. Zen Sand combines and translates two standard jakugo handbooks and opens the way for incorporating this important tradition fully into Western Zen practice. This impressive compendium of texts central to Zen practice offers a wealth of information not only to students of Zen or Buddhism in general, but to anyone interested in the history and culture of East Asia
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hori, Victor Sōgen
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nanzan library of Asian religion and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koan
  • Spiritual life
  • Kôan
  • Rinzai (Secte)
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Koan
Label
Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice, compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Capping-phrase practice in Japanese Rinzai Zen -- Four-character phrases -- Five-character phrases -- Six-character phrases -- Seven-character phrases -- Eight-character phrases -- Nine-character phrases -- Ten-character phrases -- Eleven-character phrases -- Twelve-character phrases -- Thirteen-character phrases -- Fourteen-character phrases -- Fifteen-character phrases -- Sixteen-character phrases -- Seventeen-character phrases -- Eighteen-character phrases -- Nineteen-character phrases -- Twenty-character phrases
  • Twenty-one-and-more-character phrases
Control code
ocn875895202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 764 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nrj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895202
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Zen sand : the book of capping phrases for Kōan practice, compiled, translated, and annotated by Victor Sōgen Hori
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Capping-phrase practice in Japanese Rinzai Zen -- Four-character phrases -- Five-character phrases -- Six-character phrases -- Seven-character phrases -- Eight-character phrases -- Nine-character phrases -- Ten-character phrases -- Eleven-character phrases -- Twelve-character phrases -- Thirteen-character phrases -- Fourteen-character phrases -- Fifteen-character phrases -- Sixteen-character phrases -- Seventeen-character phrases -- Eighteen-character phrases -- Nineteen-character phrases -- Twenty-character phrases
  • Twenty-one-and-more-character phrases
Control code
ocn875895202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 764 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nrj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895202
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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