A Man of Zen: The Recorded Sayings of the Layman P'ang (Inklings)

A Man of Zen The Recorded Sayings of the Layman P ang Inklings This text is a collection of anecdotes dialogues and poems by or about the th century Zen adept P ang Yun

  • Title: A Man of Zen: The Recorded Sayings of the Layman P'ang (Inklings)
  • Author: Yun P'ang Ruth Fuller Sasaki Yoshitaka Iriya Dana R. Fraser
  • ISBN: 9780834802582
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • This text is a collection of anecdotes, dialogues, and poems by or about the 8th century Zen adept P ang Yun.

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  • Zen anecdotes from Layman P'Ang's travels after abruptly giving up his life of materialism. The three starts are for the fact that, for the general Western reader, many of the stories are lost in meaning simply because the abstract virtues of Zen Buddhism do not come as natural to our understanding because of the culture we've grown in. To anyone with an understanding of Zen(if it could be called an "understanding"), though, this is a four star book to keep anywhere a quick read is found wanted. [...]


  • A slim volume translating anecdotes about Páng Yún 龐蘊 (also called "Layman Páng" 龐居士), an exemplary lay Buddhist of the late eighth/early ninth century. Also includes a selection of 25 poems attributed to him (actually called poem-gāthās 詩偈 in the original), and an introduction to medieval Chinese Buddhism and the life of Layman Páng.The tone of the book is scholarly without being academic: you'll find very little of the American-style Zennish philosophical speculation. [...]


  • These learned men of Buddhism had their "slap-happy" momentsems like a favorite pastime is to slap a fellow sage upside the head anytime a moment of enlightenment happens along.d if you think that's a little untoward, prepare to be really "enlightened"!When the protagonist, Layman P'ang himself is about to die, he has his daughter go outside and tell him when the sun reaches high-noon, so he can time his passing preciselye returns, tells him there's an eclipse, thus foiling the timing of his dea [...]


  • This slim volume, along with The Blue Cliff Records, encapsulates the essence of Ch'an. Highly recommended.



  • The Layman then splashed the water onto Tan-hsia twice.Than-hsia said, "Stop this! Stop this!"The Layman said, "You asked for this! You asked for this!"


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