Zen Roots

The First Thousand Years

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Book Description

9 new translations of essential Buddhist texts from the first thousand years of Zen—presented in a travel-friendly package for on-the-go reading or contemplation

Dating from the middle of the second century B.C. to the middle of the ninth century A.D., Zen Roots includes:
• The Heart Sutra, Diamond Sutra, and Platform Sutra
• Selections from the Vimalakirti and Lankavatara sutras
• Bodhidharma’s Principles & Practice
• Sengcan’s Trusting the Mind
• Yongjia’s Song of Enlightenment
• Huangbo’s Transmission of the Mind

These translations are accompanied by introductions and enough notes to explain what needs explaining but not so many as to get in the way. Zen Roots is the perfect companion for travel, to accompany one to the higher elevations, or just to read in the backyard.

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