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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc (28 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570623295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570623295
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.7 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Nov. 1998
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You can look for many books from the great masters of the past for the real thing, not the chewing of some "modern commentator". Don't look further! Zen master Seung Sahn has also the real flavour, but a contemporary one, teaching with examples from your(and his) every day life, in this world, now, often with great sense of humour... Not to forget a very clear writing over the differents schools of the Buddhism, from Hinayana to Zen.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jun. 1998
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Zen Master Seung Sahn is one of the clearest zen teachers of our time. The Compass of Zen guides the reader from the beginning of Buddhism to Hinayana, Mahayana, and finally Zen. Understanding the path of each vehicle is easy after reading this book! Zen Master Seung Sahn gives the reader the tools necessary to start their own zen practice. Once you have read the book it is your choice. What are you going to do?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. G. Walter on 13 May 2010
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I would very strongly recommend this to anyone interested in buddhism. It is especially useful if you have come to buddhism through one of the other schools (e.g. Tibetan buddhism, Theraveda) and are wondering how all the different schools relate to eachother. Seung Sahn devotes large sections to Hinayana buddhism, Mahayana buddhism and demonstrates how they all point ultimately in the same direction - hence the compass.

If you read this book, you should be able to use it as a compass to make sure you head in the right direction at all times and don't get sidetracked by the peculiarities of any one way of teaching.

The only negative point I have about this book is the introduction (or possibly the foreword, I can't remember which at the moment); apparently written by Seung Sahn himself, it seems strangely out of character with the rest of this book and his other teachings. So I would skip the intro and jump into the book.

I would also recommend his other books, and if you are particularly interested in Zen practice and teaching, then Dropping Ashes on the Buddha shows how the compass is used in practice, and is also a very fun read into the bargain.
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The book was in a very good condition and I'm happy with it. I recommend reading this beautiful book of this great master
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