The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan (Gateless Gate) and Hekiganroku (Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are. 30 May The day before Dōgen went back to Japan from China, he tried to copy Hekiganroku (Blue Cliff Record). Since it was a large text, he did not. The Blue Cliff Record (Hekiganroku). An ongoing compilation of the koans of The Blue Cliff Record. The translations presented here have been compiled by.

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Mumonkan and Hekiganroku Huikai Snippet view – Renko There is no author description yet. GrimstoneKatsuki Sekida. The book which is hekigabroku known as Hekiganroku resulted from the work of a monk, Cho Mei-en or Zhang Ming-yuan, who in the 13th Century collected all the surviving manuscript copies of the text that he could find and from them restored the original book as nearly as he could.

Hekiganroku is written in a kind of literary style which is full of allusions and symbols. The willow dark, the flower bright — ten thousand houses.

The Blue Cliff Record (Hekiganroku)

Views Read Edit View history. Zen August 08, Apart from Shaw version, there is one translation made by Thomas Cleary and another one by Zen teacher Katsuki Sekida, though translations of some of the cases have appeared in various English works on Zen. Since it was a large text, he did not have enough time. From inside the book. This was done by R D M Shaw. After an extended visit to China for the purpose of studying Zen, on the night before his planned return to JapanDogen came across the Blue Cliff Record for the first time, and stayed up all night hekiganrroku a handwritten copy of the book.


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Oral tradition holds that Dahui noticed students engaged in too much intellectual discourse on koans, and then burned the wooden blocks used to print the Blue Cliff Record to “rescue disciples from delusion”. Shibayama, The Gateless Barrier p.

Mumonkan and Hekiganroku A. The story goes that during the night the god of Hakusan the great sacred mountain Hakusan appeared and helped Dogen in copying the text. Hekiganroku is a challenging book for a translator, and it is not surprising to find that very few attempts have been made to render it into English.

Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. The Blue Cliff Record was a subtle and literary text, with wide-ranging philosophical implications, as opposed for example to the more straightforward nature of The Gateless Gate. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Biyanlu.

Other sources claim that the name of the book is taken from the place where it was written. The one hundred cases of the Hekiganroku paint a vivid picture of the world of the koan and of the Zen movement in China.

The structure of the case is the following: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Boundless wind and moon — the eye within eyes.

Since it was a large text, he did not have enough time. Over time, the collection achieved great popularity, mainly because it was embodying the essentials of Zen. GrimstoneKazuki Sekida Snippet view – Hence, each piece is a comprehensive and complex whole that can be mastered only with considerable effort. The four seasons cooperate in a single scene; regard light and heavy with a single eye.


The mountain is immovable, accepting all of the different conditions and things happening in the four seasons, including roaring thunder in the summer and white snow in the winter.

Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. He also provided a short introduction to most of the cases. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan Gateless Gate and Hekiganroku Blue Cliff Recordboth compiled during hkiganroku Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen hekiganrooku. The great sacred mountain Hakusan does not discriminate between summer and winter.

Inexhaustible heaven and earth — the light beyond light. Although it is a text of fundamental importance for koan study in the Rinzai School, Hekiganroku it was also studied by Eihei Dogenthe founder of the Japanese Soto school. Not far from Eiheiji, there is a trail to climb Hakusan; it is one of three starting points beginning at a temple named Heisenji.

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Tanake, Philosophy as Metanoetics p. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat Archived from the original on One day before going back to Japan, Dogen tried to copy all Hekiganroku.

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