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Reddit reviews on Zen Echoes: Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Chan Masters

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Reddit mentions: 5

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Found 5 comments on Zen Echoes: Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Chan Masters:

u/zaddar1 · 3 pointsr/zen

" Troll claims other people don't have experiences "

so when you read miaozong its obvious she had a dai kensho experience and you are doing a 180 degree turn and have decided you have had one ?

like paul of tarsus, you are off to missionize the world ?

u/w_v · 2 pointsr/zen

I've read ewk talk about issues with D.T. Suzuki. He's been ambivalent before. I think implying he's a blind supporter is a bit uncharitable.

And as far as personal interactions, he excitedly pointed me to this new collection of koan commentaries by 12th century female Zen masters, something I don't think an elitist uninterested in modern scholarship would care for.

Edit: Removed the personal critique because it felt judgey.

u/hookdump · 2 pointsr/zen

There's a commentary about this text in Zen Echoes: Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Chan Masters that I found interesting: [emphasis mine]

> According to tradition, Aṅgulimāla was a notorious murderer who had killed 999 people, stringing a finger from each victim in a garland around his neck (“Aṅgulimāla” means “garland of fingers”) before he was converted by the Buddha and entered the path. It is interesting to speculate why, of the many episodes from Aṅgulimāla’s life, this one became a kōan. The statement made by the reformed murderer that he has never killed a single being — which is what Buddha instructs Aṅgulimāla to tell the woman suffering the pains of a difficult birth — can be understood as meaning that he himself has been “reborn” into the Dharma.

u/ewk · 1 pointr/zen

I'm always the last to know.

This year there is so far two BIG BIG deal translations.

  1. Shobogenzo: The Real Deal, Cleary's trans. E-book only. Vol. 1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3BJK1Y
  2. A book of sayings by a female master from around Wumen's time.
    https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Echoes-Classic-Commentaries-Masters/dp/161429187X