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The Blue Cliff Record

The Blue Cliff Record

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Translated by Thomas ClearyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Cleary and J.C. ClearyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by J.C. Cleary

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
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  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • On Sale: April 12, 2005
  • Price: $39.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59030-232-3 (1-59030-232-X)
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The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.

"The cases comprising [this volume] are meticulously yet gracefully rendered, and should make this classic welcome to both scholars and Zen students, and even casual readers. A nice addition is the inclusion of biographical information about the Chinese masters."—Library Journal