The Sayings of Layman P'ang: A Zen Classic of China

The Sayings of Layman P'ang: A Zen Classic of China


those clever and humorous tales were an idea to non secular perform for greater than twelve centuries, relatively for all those that persist with the Buddhist course as laypeople. Layman P’ang (740–808) used to be a service provider and relations guy who at some point placed all his cash and possessions in a ship and sunk it in a river, in order that he may perhaps commit his existence to the research of the dharma. His spouse, son, and daughter joined him enthusiastically on his new course, taking over a joyfully itinerant lifestyles jointly as they traveled from temple to monastery throughout southern China. This selection of anecdotes and verses concerning the enlightened layman and his relations has develop into an everlasting Zen vintage.

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