Daily Zen Library
Zen Dawn: Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang
Translated by J. C. Cleary J.C. Cleary
This important book brings together three long-lost texts, the earliest known writings on Zen.
• Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lanka presents a complete set of biographies of the Zen patriarchs.
• Bodhidharma's Treatise on Contemplating Mind— written in the form of a dialogue between the first Zen patriarch, Bodhidharma, and his successor, Huke—views all the various practices of the Bodhisattva path from the perspective of cultivating mind.
• Treatise on Sudden Enlightenment presents a series of questions and answers illuminating the true nature of "sudden enlightenment" as pure, undifferentiated mind.