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The Beginning of Zen in China,
This review is from: The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma (Paperback)
I have read quite a few books on Mahayana Buddhism and Zen and this book is probably my favourite. What I like about it so much is that it seems to stand at a median point between Northern, Indian Buddhism and the Zen Buddhism of China, Japan and Korea. I found it key to understanding the Indian and Mahayana roots of Zen - especially how Bodhidarma's employment of the Doctrine of Emptiness informs the way in which he uses language to make his point and which seems to have become one of the standout characteristics of Zen. I have read this over and over again - love it!