The Zen teachings of Jesus by Kenneth S. Leong

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Published by Crossroad in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Jesus Christ -- Teachings.,
  • Jesus Christ -- Buddhist interpretations.,
  • Christianity and other religions -- Zen Buddhism.,
  • Zen Buddhism -- Relations -- Christianity.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-204).

Book details

StatementKenneth S. Leong.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS2415 .L45 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1278109M
ISBN 100824514815
LC Control Number95009839
OCLC/WorldCa32166360

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An excellent book that gives a fresh angle on Jesus as a teacher of non-dual awareness. Leong rightly perceives that there are many corollaries between Zen and the teachings of Jesus, especially the parables. Jesus and Zen are not about dualistic black and white absolutes.

Jesus and Zen are about holding the creative tensions between opposites.4/5. Jesus waited on death, where waiting means that he attended to and underwent the pain and suffering of death as the last and ultimate path toward life lived in the Presence.

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Reading the Gospels, Zen Style * * * In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer. – John I left Jesus to search for the Tao when I was sixteen.

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I'm just a simple Buddhist teacher here to share with you Buddha's Dharma, hoping it'll bring happiness and inner peace to you. 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.

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Sometimes people have overlooked the joy, the humor and the depth of Jesus' teachings—often because they could not surmount the narrow confines of openness Pages: Now I am forty and realize that I could have found the Tao in Jesus.

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A Zen-influenced slant on Jesus' advocacy of the spiritual practice of shadow. The Teachings of Jesus. 20 likes. TEACHINGS OF OUR LORD they were given to His beloved children, - ↑ Blofeld, trans, “The Zen Teaching of Huang Po on the Transmission of Mind,” from the Chun Chow Record of the Zen Master Huan Po (Tuan Chi) in Ross, World of Zen.

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Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight.

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Analogies have been drawn between Buddhism and Christianity and Buddhism may have influenced early Christianity. Buddhist missionaries were sent by Emperor Ashoka of India to Syria, Egypt and Greece beginning in BCE and may have helped prepare for the ethics of Christ.

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