Zhuan Falun is the core comprehensive book about Falun Gong-and a best-selling book in China before it was banned. It takes up where Falun Gong leaves off, exploring in detail many of the same subjects.
Drawing on an ancient secret oral tradition, Li Hongzhi explores in depth the core concepts of Falun Gong--truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Also included here are discussions of
– The origins of qigong and the long-forgotten meaning of "self-cultivation" – The roots of illness and the fundamental qigong method of healing. – Genuine integrated cultivation of mind and body – The relationship between Falun Gong, Buddhism, Taoism, and other self-cultivation methods.
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
SUMMARY: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki’s classic. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning. In the thirty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics — from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality — in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice.
|Baker Richard, Suzuki Shunryu, Dixon Trudy|