Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening
by Hui Hai
Translation of the
Tun Wu Ju Tao Yao Mên Lun
and Tsung Ching Record
ISBN 13: 978-0946672035
ISBN 10: 0946672035
Buddhist Publishing Group
Published: 1962, 1987
Paperback, 188 pages.
£8.95 / $16.95
Rendered into English by John Blofeld
Foreword by Charles Luk
This eighth-century classic is a complete translation of Hui Hai’s teachings. He was one of the early Chan/Zen masters (along with Ma Tsu and Huang Po) following on from Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch.
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Sudden Illumination means deliverance while still in this life. How shall I make you understand that? You may be compared to lion cubs, which are genuine lions from the time of their birth; for, with those who undertake to become suddenly illumined, it is just like that. The moment they practise it, they enter the Buddha-stage, just as the shoots put forth by bamboos in spring will have grown to resemble the parent plants without the least difference remaining even before spring has departed. (more…)
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