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This review is from: The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma (Paperback)
This book presents four of Bodhidharma's sermons, focusing on observing your own nature as a means to grasp the nature of the universe, creating detachment, and observing the mind. Bodhidharma provides commentary to some of the Mahayana sutras.
To me, some of the statements are confusing while others I consider completely wrong (such as affirming that there is nothing outside the mind), but this book has melted some of the ice in my mind towards the often paradoxical zen thinking.
The book has a good amount of notes and these can be used by a beginner to gain knowledge of Buddhism in general and Mahayana and Zen in particular.