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Stopping and Seeing: A Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation [Kindle Edition]

Chih-i , Thomas Cleary

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and "seeing" are sometimes referred to as the yin and yang of
Buddhist meditation—complementary twin halves of a unified whole. In essence,
"stopping and seeing" refers to stopping delusion and seeing truth,
processes back to basic Buddhist practice. One of the most comprehensive
manuals written on these two essential points of Buddhist meditation is
"The Great Stopping and Seeing," a monumental work written by
sixth-century Buddhist master Chih-i.
and Seeing,

the first translation of this essential text, covers the principles and methods
of a wide variety of Buddhist meditation techniques and provides an in-depth
presentation of the dynamics of these practices.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1 edition (25 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 9 Aug. 2014
By Steven Thomas - Published on
Great classic text
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Resource 5 Oct. 2003
By David P Oller - Published on
Until a better translation comes along, this is one of the only English works on Master Chih-i who has been a reference for Zen and Esoteric Buddhists in Japan for centuries.
The concept Shikan (Jp.) Chi Kuan (Chinese) is that of Stopping & Seeing. This is the basic meditation of Buddhism, (Shamatha and Vipashyana).
The work is also one of the few Buddhist documents that references Incense used in Buddhist meditation.
A good reference in respect to the incense mentions is Bedini's "Trail of Time" and the Chapter regarding the Nalada monks going to China, and the Incense Seal of Avolokitesvara.
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