The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi a Translation of the Lin-Chi Lu
- List Price: $85.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1999
Lin-chi's style of Zen -- encouraging the use of unorthodox teaching methods and stressing the importance of koan study -- is well known to Western readers and scholars, and is beautifully rendered in Watson's translation. The work is an exacting depiction of Lin-chi's words and actions, describing the Zen master's life and teachings and including a number of his sermons, long recognized for their brisk, evocative language. Watson contributes a lucid introduction, as well as a glossary and notes.