Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei (Paperback)

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By Yoshito Hakeda (Editor), Peter Haskel (Translator), Mary Farkas (Foreword by)
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The eccentric Bankei (1622-1693) has long been an underground hero in the world of Zen. At a time when Zen was becoming overly formalized in Japan, he stressed its relevance to everyday life, insisting on the importance of naturalness and spontaneity. This volume presents his teachings-as refreshing and iconoclastic today as they were three hundred years ago-in a fluent translation by Peter Haskel, accompanied by a vivid account of Bankei's life and times, illustrations, and extensive notes for the scholar.

About the Author

Haskel received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802131843
ISBN-10: 0802131840
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 1994
Pages: 196
Language: English