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    DescriptionThe Great Chinese Zen masters of the seventh to the tenth centuries laid the foundation for all subsequent developments within Zen Buddhism. Flowering forth magnificently during these centuries, the profound teachings of these masters, which are given voice in the pages of this book may have been equalled by some of the spiritual descendents, but never surpassed. All readers seeking the 'spring' of Zen will find in these pages the refreshing words sometimes enigmatic and profound, sometimes practical and humorous of the earliest exponents of the tradition. This classic work has been compared to the writings of D.T. Suzuki in importance, and it carries the same imprint of authenticity. Additionally, however, the author whose correspondence with Suzuki is included in the Appendix of the book reinforces several fascinating, parallels between Zen and Christian mysticism by his inclusion of a masterful introduction by Thomas Merton, whose writings on Zen and Christianity are well known. All in all, THE GOLDEN AGE OF ZEN, which traces the origins of Zen in Taoism and reflects the adamantine vision of the T'ang masters, is a perfectly flowing study of the early history of the Zen tradition, and it is to be an important source book on Zen for generations to come. This book is a classic introduction to the lives and teachings of the first Chinese Zen Masters of the T'ang dynasty. For any student of Buddhism who is seeking to understand the sources of Zen, this book is essential reading

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    The Golden Age of Zen
    Zen Masters of the T'ang Dynasty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John C.H. Wu, Foreword by Thomas Merton, Introduction by Kenneth Kraft
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780941532440
    ISBN 10: 0941532445

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    BIC subject category V2: HREZ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL092000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL005000
    DC21: 294.392709021
    Thema V1.0: QRFB23
    Edition statement
    280th ed.
    World Wisdom Books
    Imprint name
    World Wisdom Books
    Publication date
    30 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN