Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-Chih (Paperback)
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-Chih
Shambhala, 9781590309056, 136pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these poets, as well as at Wang Fan-chih, who followed in the outsider tradition a few centuries later. Forceful and wry, all three condemn the excesses of mind and matter that prevent people from attaining true enlightenment. With a comprehensive introduction and commentary throughout, this collection points to where, in a world that's always moving and so full of suffering, stillness and clarity can be found.
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