Sword of Wisdom, The
Author: Sheng-yen, Chan Master
In this compilation of lectures, Master Sheng-yen gives valuable advice and guidance to practitioners of Chan (Zen) meditation. These talks elucidate the Song of Enlightenment, an ancient Buddhist text written during the Tang dynasty. Each discourse is centered on a particular stanza of the poem, which Master Sheng-yen eloquently relates to the principles of Buddhism, meditation practice, and ultimately, daily life.