Novice to Master (Paperback) - Table of Contents

An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity


160 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713936

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Part I: Novice
The Prospect of My Own Death     
Nothing Is Certain    
The Encounter at Misery’s End      
There Is No Trash    
Consumed with Cleaning    
Confucius Gives Jan Yu a Scolding 
Working It Out for Myself   
“I Can’t Do It”
Between Teacher and Student       
That’s Between Him and Me          
Three Types of Students     
“For the Disposal of Your Corpse” 
The Meaning of Courage
What Am I Doing Here?       
Living Out Belief in Infinite Power           

Part II: Training
A Heart That Does Not Move          
Getting to Know My Own Idiocy     
Routine in the Monastery   
No End to Practice   

Part III: Master
What’s It All About?
God Is Right Here     
Is Death Something We Cannot Know?     
We Are Like Water   
The Death of My Grandfather        
Inexhaustible Dharma        
To Die While Alive    
Give Yourself to Death         
Buddha Life  

About the Author     
About the Translator