Zen Echoes - Table of Contents

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