The Blue Cliff Record translated and compiled by Thomas Cleary
A classic of Zen Buddhist literature, this compilation of twelfth-century Zen koans includes commentary and verses from the great Chinese Zen masters
The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.
Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic. A resident of Oakland, California, he passed away in June 2021.
J. C. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He has translated several books of Zen literature, including Zen Dawn. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- Publisher : Shambhala; First Edition (US) First Printing (April 12, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 688 pages
- ISBN-10 : 159030232X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1590302323
- Item Weight : 1.71 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.51 x 1.77 x 8.42 inches