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Only Don't Know : Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn
by Seung Sahn


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"Seung Sahn has inspired thousands of students to take up Zen practice and has managed the seemingly impossible task of nurturing a genuine monastic Zen tradition on Western soil. Many of these students write him letters with their questions, and he never fails to respond.
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Overview
What We're Reading Now
"Seung Sahn has inspired thousands of students to take up Zen practice and has managed the seemingly impossible task of nurturing a genuine monastic Zen tradition on Western soil. Many of these students write him letters with their questions, and he never fails to respond. Only Don't Know is a collection of some of these letter's and Seung Sahn's replies, the title being an abbreviation of his cryptic refrain, "If you don't know, only go straight--don't know.""
Mabel  Iam - Writer
Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn as up close and personal as you're likely to see him -- in selections from the correspondence that is one of his primary modes of teaching. Seung Sahn receives hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answers personally, some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a most intimate form. The beloved Zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, relationships, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship.

Only Don't Know has been in print in a small press edition since 1982 and has become a classic among Seung Sahn's students. The Shambhala edition gives the book its first widespread distribution.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570624322
  • ISBN-10: 1570624321
  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • Publish Date: March 1999
  • Page Count: 256


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