Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition: Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji
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204pp. November 2002
Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition: Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji
Author: Hisamatsu Shin'ichi; Editor: Tokiwa Gishin; Ives, Christopher; Translator: Tokiwa Gishin; Ives, Christopher;
This book brings together two giants of the history of Zen: Linji (Japanese, Rinzai) and Hisamatsu Shin'ichi. Linji is looked upon as the founder of the Rinzai sect in Japan. Hisamatsu was a leading twentieth century master/thinker who lived in Kyoto and
"Linji lu is the epitome of the irreverent, iconoclastic, tables-turning discourse of the Hungzhou branch of the Chan Southern school ... Hisamatsu's rhetoric is soaring and at times inspiring" --Monumenta Nipponica 58 (2003)
Author: Hisamatsu Shin'ichi; Editor: Tokiwa Gishin; Ives, Christopher; Translator: Tokiwa Gishin; Ives, Christopher;
Christopher Ives is professor of religious studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Tokiwa Gishin is professor emeritus at Hanazono University in Kyoto.



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