Presents a collection of essays, which argue that Zen Buddism actually has a rich and varied literary heritage. Among the significant texts are hagiographic accounts and recorded sayings of individual Zen masters, koan collections and commentaries, and rules for monastic life.Understanding the Classic Texts Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright ... rules that were more up-to-date, but those were not always in agreement. lust as the Confucians had their Book of Rites, so, too, the Buddhists needed a standard ritual manual.
|Title||:||The Zen Canon|
|Author||:||Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 2004-03-25|