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Shattering the Great Doubt : The Chan Practice of Huatou (Paperback)

Author: Shengyan

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From today''s most prominent and beloved teacher of Chinese Zen: the traditional practice of "huatou"-meditating on an unanswerable question as a way to enlightenment.
Ask yourself a question without an answer. Keep asking it. Don''t let it go. That, in a nutshell, is the Chinese Zen practice called "huatou." It''s a traditional method for breaking through the trap of our habitual thinking into the spacious mind of enlightenment. In this book, Chan Master Sheng Yen brings "huatou "practice to life. "
Huatou "is similar to the better-known Zen discipline of "koan "practice, the key difference being that the person meditating on a "huatou "("What is "mu "[nothingness]?" is the classic one) is not concerned with coming up with an answer to the question, but simply with concentrating on the very quality of doubt that arises from asking it. The practice then leads to a shattering of doubt and thus to the deep realization that there is no separate, independently existing "self."


Publisher Shambhala Pubns
Mfg Part# 9781590306215
SKU 209317214
Format Paperback
ISBN10 159030621X
Release Date 5/12/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0196
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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