His own discussions with monks and nuns as well as lay adepts have been compiled under what has come to be known as ‘Mud and Water’. By Bassui Tokusho Mud and Water: The Teachings of Zen Master Bassui (Rev Exp) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to.
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Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them i The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most watter Zen teachers of his time. Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them in an essential Zen light.
Though he lived centuries ago in a culture vastly different from our own, Zen Master Bassui speaks with a voice that spans time and space to address our own modern challenges – in our lives and spiritual practice.
Like the revered Master Dogen several generations before him, Bassui was dissatisfied with what passed for Zen training, and taught a radically reenergized form of Zen, emphasizing deep and direct penetration into one’s own true nature.
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And also like Dogen, Bassui uses powerful and often poetic language to take familiar Buddhist concepts recast them in a radically non-dual Zen light, making ancient doctrines vividly relevant. This edition of Mud and Water contains several teachings never before translated. Paperbackpages. Published December 9th by Wisdom Publications first published To see what your wafer thought of this book, please sign up.
Mud and Water: The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui by Bassui Tokusho
To ask other readers questions about Mud and Waterplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 12, Nawfal rated it really liked it Shelves: The main text of the book has four parts.
I think these might be separate ‘works,’ but the translator merely calls them parts I-IV. There is a helpful and robust index for the many references that appear throughout the text. It’s not always super fun to flip to endnotes, but aand a cleaner read. Some pieces of parts I and II left me with a rather poor impression.
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The questioner asks Bassui some specific question and Bassui often responds with unrelated words. I hate using this example really It left the impression that they really just did not know the answer whatsoever. Exponentially so, to be honest.
Some of it is repetitive, but in a vital way. The teachings are direct – even shockingly so. I like that it’s a view of Zen that is not the “marketed” viewpoint usually found in the West.
Mud and Water: The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui
I also appreciated the urgency; Bassui frequently says: Time waits for no one! I have difficulty with translation of dated text. Prefer modern interpretations to historical perspective.
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