One of the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, found within the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen similar of the lifeless Sea Scrolls--ancient texts unknown for hundreds of years. The Ceasing of Notions is one such textual content. It takes a distinct shape: a discussion among imaginary figures, a grasp and his disciple, during which the disciple tenaciously pursues the master's pity utterances with follow-up questions that propel the discussion towards ever extra profound insights. And those questions turn out to be the reader's personal. Soko Morinaga brings alive this compact and fabulous textual content along with his personal vibrant commentary.
This quantity additionally encompasses a beneficiant choice from Morinaga's acclaimed autobiography, Novice to grasp: An Ongoing Lesson within the volume of my very own Stupidity.
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