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The Method of No-Method: The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination by [Yen, Chan Master Sheng]
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"Chan Master Sheng Yen has the truly rare ability to harmonize classical teaching with actual meditation practice. In The Method of No-Method he does this for the beautiful and profound Chinese Silent Illumination approach to meditation. It feels as if he is taking us, step by step and with great clarity, on our own personal retreat. Here is invaluable guidance for all students of meditative living."--Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath and Living in the Light of Death

"Master Sheng Yen is a true spiritual practitioner of deep and broad learning."--H. H. the Dalai Lama

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Here is a spiritual practice uncomplicated enough for anyone to learn, yet rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime. The traditional Chan (Chinese Zen) practice called Silent Illumination begins with nothing more than putting aside all thoughts except the awareness of oneself "just sitting." It’s so simple in execution that it has sometimes been called the "method of no-method"—yet simple as it is, the practice is subtle and profound, with the potential for ever subtler refinements as the practitioner moves toward mastery of it. When fully penetrated, this radical form of emptying one’s busy mind-stream leads to perception of the vast ocean of pure awareness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 651 KB
  • Print Length: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala (11 November 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C5KK72E
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