Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go

Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go

Waking up to Who You Are

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A forefront Buddhist authority introduces readers to the essential teachings of ninth-century Zen master Lin Chi, addressing key practices within Mahayana Buddhism to counsel readers on how to awaken and realize their inner potential. Original.

Perseus Publishing
The Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism contends that each one of us is already a Buddha ? the enlightenment we seek is always within us, waiting to be realized through mindfulness and concerted spiritual work. This truth pushes us toward practice, in the hopes that we may awaken our potential and live up to what is inside us. This is a notion taught widely by ninth century Zen Master Lin Chi, and in his tradition Thich Nhat Hanh employs the teachings and writings of Mahayana Buddhism to discuss specific topics in Buddhist study and practice. With these teachings, readers have the tools to awaken the Buddha within.

Blackwell North Amer
In this translation and commentary, Thich Nhat Hanh explores the essential teaching of Master Linji, one of the founders of Zen Buddhism. Linji's unorthodox teachings remind us that insight is better reached through our own experience and practice then by following others.
Thich Nhat Hanh shows is how we can each get closer to the ideal person within us, the person who simply is, with nothing to achieve and nowhere to be.

Publisher: Berkeley : Parallax Press, c2007
Description: 203 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781888375725
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 Nha
Additional Contributors: Neumann, Rachel.
Yixuan, d. 867 Linji lu


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Sep 04, 2012

This is a good book but keep in mind that this is all about one of Thich Nhat Hanh's influences, a Zen master. His teachings come through to an extent and the book is interesting, especially if you are interested in learning about old Zen traditions.

Nov 23, 2011

Too confusing for me at the moment. Maybe come back to it at a later time.

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