Complete Enlightenment: Zen Comments on the Sutra of

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She wrote poetry in a new form that had become popular at the time, with irregular lines that were inspired by musical lyrics. The teachings offer as their reward the noblest, truest kind of happiness, and give profound value and meaning to an otherwise grim existence. It appeared that they were having engine trouble. The Holy Way is the way to attain enlightenment after eliminating ignorance and self-attachment by one's own effort.

Pages: 318

Publisher: Shambhala Publications; New edition edition (October 29, 2013)


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