Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui
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184pp. May 2001
Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui
Translator: Haskel, Peter;
Of the many eccentric figures in Japanese Zen, the Soto Zen master Tosui Unkei (d. 1683) is surely among the most colorful and extreme. Variously compared to Ryokan and Francis of Assisi, Tosui has been called "the original hippie." After many grueling ye
"[For Tosui] no line was drawn between the learned and the illiterate, between high-class and low. As Peter Haskel says in his introduction to his fine translation, Tosui's life was that of a Zen master who has hidden in the world, rather than merely from
Translator: Haskel, Peter;
Peter Haskel is the author of Bankei Zen; co-author with Ryuichi Abe of Great Fool: Zen Master Ryokan (UH Press, 1996); and coeditor of the forthcoming Original Mind, lectures on the Platform Sutra by the early
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Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Japanese Zen in the Age of Tosui

About the Translation

Tribute to the Life of Zen Master Tosui

by Menzan Zuiho

Biographical Addendum:Tosui's Story

Appendix: Biography of Ma




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