The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch'an Master Hui Hai by Blofeld, this moment of truth and awakening and its 8th-century message are universal and timeless.

The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

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A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch'an Master Hui Hai by Blofeld, this moment of truth and awakening and its 8th-century message are universal and timeless.

Socrates and the Enlightenmente Path

The Altar Sutra ofHui-neng, translation mine. 20. Lhalungpa, trans., The Life
ofMilarepa, p. 127. 21. Hui Hai, The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening,
trans. John Blofeld (Leicester, England: Buddhist Publishing Group, 1987), pp. 48
-49.

Socrates and the Enlightenmente Path

Author: William Bodri

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631919

Page: 211

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The basis of Western thought and, indeed, our educational system can be attributed to the Greek philosophers: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle. One of Socrates--most enduring concepts, the importance of self-knowing and self-perfection (know thyself), has been echoed throughout Western literature and has many reverberations within Eastern thought. William Bodri shows that Socrates had attained a spiritual stage called samadhi, satisfying the requirements specified in Buddhist systems of one who had attained enlightenment. Bodri points to the comparisons and contrasts between East and West, illuminating both Buddhist and Socratic thought. Using Socrates as an example, Bodri calls for the broadening of our Western ideas of learning to encompass spiritual knowing.

Ordinary Mind as the Way

Hirano, Tongo yōmon, 14; Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening, 45. See also MY, XZJ 119.406c; Cheng-chien, Sun-Face Buddha, 65
. 6. Hirano, Tongo yōmon, 38; Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening, 56.

Ordinary Mind as the Way

Author: Mario Poceski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198043201

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Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the Tang dynasty(618-907). Mario Poceski offers a systematic examination of the Hongzhou School's momentous growth and rise to preeminence as the bearer of Chan orthodoxy, and analyzes its doctrines against the backdrop of the intellectual and religious milieus of Tang China. Poceski demonstrates that the Hongzhou School represented the first emergence of an empire-wide Chan tradition that had strongholds throughout China and replaced the various fragmented Schools of early Chan with an inclusive orthodoxy. Poceski's study is based on the earliest strata of permanent sources, rather than on the later apocryphal "encounter dialogue" stories regularly used to construe widely-accepted but historically unwarranted interpretations about the nature of Chan in the Tang dynasty. He challenges the traditional and popularly-accepted view of the Hongzhou School as a revolutionary movement that rejected mainstream mores and teachings, charting a new path for Chan's independent growth as a unique Buddhist tradition. This view, he argues, rests on a misreading of key elements of the Hongzhou School's history. Rather than acting as an unorthodox movement, the Hongzhou School's success was actually based largely on its ability to mediate tensions between traditionalist and iconoclastic tendencies. Going beyond conventional romanticized interpretations that highlight the radical character of the Hongzhou School, Poceski shows that there was much greater continuity between early and classical Chan-and between the Hongzhou School and the rest of Tang Buddhism-than previously thought.

Essential Readings in Zen

I have only touched upon beholding the mind. The Zen Teaching of
Instantaneous Awakening by Baizhang Huahai Introduction Baizhang Huaihai (
720–814) was a Chinese Zen master during The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening ...

Essential Readings in Zen

Author: Roy Melvyn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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The purpose of Zen is to awaken to the bodhisattva within us. This perception, also called kensho, “seeing self-nature,” opens the way to a true Zen life lived in unrestricted liberation. To attain such freedom, one must strive in all of one’s activities to live in accordance with the Bodhisattva Vows. It would be easy to spend an entire lifetime studying and contemplating the various source documents of the Zen tradition. The selections herein, including works of Nargajuna, Hsin Hsin Ming, Dogen and others, capture the full flavor and essence of Zen and can easily stand as both the beginning and terminus of one’s studies.

The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

... 28 xxxviii Gudo Nishijima & Chodo Cross, Zen MasterDogen's Shobogenzo,
Hossho, Book 3, 126 xxxix Bloefeld, John, The Zen Teaching ofHuang-Po, 116 xl
Bloefeld, John, The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening, 22 xli Cleary, ...

The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

Author: Ted Biringer

Publisher: American Book Publishing

ISBN: 1589825179

Page: 228

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Near death, Louie Wing gathered together his students and friends to impart his final Zen teachings. Hearing that the great master would soon pass on, people came from all walks of faith to hear his final words. The crowd that gathered was too large to fit in any nearby building, so Louie Wing spoke from the flatbed of a truck in a wide field. These teachings came to be called The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing.Through this allegorical character of Louie Wing, author Ted Biringer brings a life and a force to even the most abstract of Zen teachings. Inspired by the Zen classic The Platform Sutra of Hui-Neng, The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing brings an open, modern look at the classic philosophy of Zen. Driven by the belief that anyone can reach enlightenment, this book is made to be accessible for novices and experts alike and includes a glossary, short quotes and stories of Louie Wing, and an additional commentary on the Genjokoan.

Chan Buddhism

Huangbo's treatise on the transmission of mind is available as The Zen Teaching
of Huang Po (New York: Grove Press ... in TheZen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening by Hui Hai (Leicester, England: The Buddhist Publishing Group, 1994
).

Chan Buddhism

Author: Peter D. Hershock

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824828356

Page: 192

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Chan Buddhism has become paradigmatic of Buddhist spirituality. Known in Japan as Zen and in Korea as Son, it is one of the most strikingly iconoclastic spiritual traditions in the world. Following a survey of the birth and development of Chan, its practices and spirituality are fleshed out through stories and teachings drawn from the lives of four masters: Bodhidharma, Huineng, Mazu, and Linji.

Tricycle

... teachings of the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi ( her teacher's teacher ) ,
Gangaji invites us to inquire deeply into the question “ Who am I ? ” Teachings of
a Buddhist Monk Ajahn Sumedho Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening ...

Tricycle

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The Elements of Buddhism

Bankei Zen , trans . P . Haskel , Grove Press , New York , 1984 . The Zen
Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening , Hui Hai , trans . J . Blofeld , reprint ,
Buddhist Publishing Group , Leicester , 1987 . Shobogenzo : Zen Essays by
Dogen Zenji ...

The Elements of Buddhism

Author: John Snelling

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

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Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today but orginated in India over 2500 years ago. This book provides a concise and unbiased view of the whole panorama of Buddhist doctrine, practice and history, from its yogic roots to present day popularity, from basic teachings to the role of mediation, and the difference between principle schools and traditions.

The Practice of Perfection

11 . 3 . Hyde , The Gift , p . 28 . 4 . John Blofeld , trans . , The Zen Teaching of
Instantaneous Awakening : Being the Teaching of the Zen Master Hui Hai ,
Known as the Great Pearl ( Leicester : Buddhist Publishing Group , 1987 ) , pp .
25 – 26 .

The Practice of Perfection

Author: Robert Aitken

Publisher: Pantheon

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Discusses the ten Transcendental Perfections of Zen Buddhist tradition, including giving, morality, forbearance, zeal, and others, and provides advice on using these positive guidelines for spiritual development

Perfect Wisdom

THE ZEN TEACHING OF INSTANTANEOUS AWAKENING Hui Hai Trans . John
Blofeld An eighth - century T'ang Dynasty Zen Text . Zen Master Hui Hai was of
the same spiritual tradition as Hui Neng , Ma Tsu and Huang Po . His style of ...

Perfect Wisdom

Author: Edward Conze

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The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, The Prajnaparamita, is a collection of about forty texts. They were composed in India between approximately 100 BC and AD 600. Those contained within this volume are among the shorter ones; they are also some of the most well known such as The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra. The Prajnaparamita texts are central to the Mahayana, the Great Vehicle tradition of Buddhism which today includes the Zen and Tibetan traditions. They are a magnificent work which offer guidance to those who wish to plumb the depths of their own mind and come face to face with the reality of existence by realising the truth of the Buddha's deep teachings on Emptiness and Great Wisdom. Dr Edward Conze (1904-1979) was the author of many books and the translator of much of the Prajnaparamita texts. He served on the faculties of several universities in Britain and the United States inlcuding Oxford, London, and California. Not only was he a great Buddhist scholar but also a serious practitioner, and his translations are very highly regarded.

The Little Book of Buddhist Wisdom

Copyright © 1988 Buddhist Publishing Group , Devon . Pp . 18B , 32B , 34 , 38 –
39 : Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening , Master Hui Hai . Translated by
John Blofeld . Copyright © 1995 Buddhist Publishing Group , Totnes , Devon .

The Little Book of Buddhist Wisdom

Author: Richard St. Ruth

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: 9781862040557

Page: 48

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Offered here are gems of Buddhist thinking through the ages, spanning many worldwide practices and illuminating the spirit of the Buddhist tradition. This inspiring "Little Book" collection of sayings, poems, meditations, and teachings makes an ideal gift or constant companion. Illustrated in color throughout.

Asian philosophy

47 Cf . BLOFELD , JOHN ( Trans . ) ( 1962 ) The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening ( London , Buddhist Publishing Group ) , p . 61 . ( 26 ) LINJI LU , in :
Guzunsu Yulu , fascicle 4 , Chanzong Jicheng , 11 , p . 7357 ; WATSON ,
BURTON ...

Asian philosophy

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Cha n and Zen Teaching Series One

These two wisdom sūtras are indispensable to Ch'an practisers wishing to
disentangle themselves from illusions so that the potentialities inherent in them
can be activated to the full and they become ready for instantaneous awakening
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Cha  n and Zen Teaching  Series One

Author: Kʻuan Yü Lu

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International Philosophical Quarterly

442 . See Tongo yomon ( Ui Hakujū yakuchū zenseki shūsei , vol . 3 ) , ( Tokyo :
Iwanami shoten , 1990 ) pp . 106 – 07 ; also The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening , trans . John Blofeld ( London : Buddhist Publishing Group , 1962 ) p
.

International Philosophical Quarterly

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The Simple Guide to Zen Buddhism

... Trevor Leggett , Tuttle , 1993 . Zen Comments on the Mumonkan , Zenkei
Shibayama , Harper & Row , 1974 . The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma , Red
Pine ( trans . ) , North Point Press , 1989 . The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous
Awakening ...

The Simple Guide to Zen Buddhism

Author: Diana St. Ruth

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9781860340437

Page: 119

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The essential concepts of Buddhism, including the Buddha, the Zen monastery, chanting, vows, enlightenment, pilgrimages, and more.

The Maha Bodhi

be fulfilled , and that besides being , in the Zen Teacher had with people who
itself , a source of instruction and delight ... means of instantaneous Awakening ,
the study of the book to all those who seek Zen master frames his own questions
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The Maha Bodhi

Author: Anagarika Dharmapala

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Turning Wheel

John Blofeld , trans . , The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening by Hui Hai
( Leicester , England : Buddhist Study Group , 1987 ) , pp . 25-27 . 5. Robert
Aitken , The Gateless Barrier : The Wu - men kuan ( Mumonkan ) ( San Francisco
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Turning Wheel

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