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Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Zen Masters

The voices of three female Zen masters reverberate in this much-needed collection.

 

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Table of Contents
Foreword by Susan Moon vii
Introduction 1

The Text of The Concordant Sounds Collection
of Verse Commentaries

Preface by Layman Zhang Dayuan 27

The Cases and Verses
Case 1 The World-Honored One Ascends the Seat 37
Case 2 A Non-Buddhist Achieves Realization 40
Case 3 A Woman Comes Out of Samadhi 42
Case 4 Aṅgulimāla and the Difficult Delivery 45
Case 5 The Mind That Emerges from the Empty Void 48
Case 6 Manjuśrī Asks Vimalakīrti about Nonduality 50
Case 7 A Monk Asks Dongshan about Nirvana 52
Case 8 The World-Honored One Holds Up a Flower 55
Case 9 Bodhidharma’s Sandal 57
Case 10 Bodhidharma Pacifies Huike’s Mind 60
Case 11 The Fifth Patriarch Is Entrusted with the Dharma 62
Case 12 The National Teacher Calls Out Three Times 65
Case 13 Mazu’s Deafening Shouts 67
Case 14 Baizhang’s Fox 69
Case 15 Not Mind, Not Buddha 73
Case 16 Nanquan Kills the Cat 76
Case 17 Nanquan’s Circle 78
Case 18 Layman Pang’s Awakening 80
Case 19 Daowu Sings Out Loudly 82
Case 20 Jiashan’s Awakening 84
Case 21 The Real Buddha Sits Within 87
Case 22 Zhaozhou Checks Out the Old Woman 93
Case 23 Zhaozhou’s “Go and Wash Your Bowl” 96
Case 24 Does a Dog Have Buddha Nature? 98
Case 25 Zhaozhou Tests Two Hermits 100
Case 26 Linji’s Shout 102
Case 27 The True Man Without Rank 104
Case 28 Linji’s Host and Guest 106
Case 29 Xuefeng’s Gobblers of Dregs 108
Case 30 Deshan’s Blows 111
Case 31 Xinghua Levies a Penalty 113
Case 32 Chen Cao Checks Out the Monks 115
Case 33 Yantou the Ferryman 117
Case 34 Xuefeng’s Turtle-Nosed Snake 119
Case 35 Xuefeng’s Twenty Blows 121
Case 36 Lan’an’s Being and Nonbeing 123
Case 37 Bajiao’s Staff 126
Case 38 Baofu’s Unpolished Mind 128
Case 39 Every Day Is a Good Day 130
Case 40 Chen Cao Asks about the Teachings 132
Case 41 Fayan’s Fish-Drum 135
Case 42 Fried Sesame Cakes 137
Case 43 Dahui Holds Up a Bamboo Whisk 139
Acknowledgments 143
Abbreviations 145
Bibliography 147
Index 149
About the Translator 159