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Title:
Ask the awakened; the negative way
Author:
Wei, Wu Wei.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First American edition].
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown [1973]

[©1963]
Physical Description:
xx, 282 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316928106
Format :
Book

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The author shares his deep understanding of Taosim--specifically the texts attribued the Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara sutras; and attributed to Cahn Buddhism as taught by Hui Neng, Huang Po, Hui Hai, rct. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part I The Cross-Roads
1. The Harlequinadep. 8
2. Ask the Awakenedp. 10
3. The Cross-Roads of Time and Spacep. 11
4. He Who Gets Slappedp. 12
5. That I Amp. 13
6. Enlightenment by Non-Actionp. 14
Servicep. 14
7. Silence, 1p. 15
8. Reflectionsp. 16
9. The Readjustmentp. 17
10. Silence, 2p. 18
11. The Universal Presencep. 20
12. Verityp. 20
13. The Kingdom of Heaven on Earthp. 23
14. I Am Notp. 24
The Negative Pathp. 24
15. Perceptionp. 25
Thisnessp. 25
"Reality" Is Necessarily Intemporalp. 26
Isnessp. 26
Milarepa Toop. 26
16. Vertical Vision, 1p. 27
17. Golden Silencep. 27
18. Debris, 1p. 29
Realizationp. 32
Part II The Negative Way
19. Ne Plus Ultrap. 36
20. Why Lazarus Is Still Laughing...p. 36
21. The Illuminating Visionp. 38
22. Irreverencep. 39
23. Baubles of the Mind (Sutras and the Void)p. 40
24. Ultimate and Unconditioned "Reality" Is Negative and Voidp. 41
25. Nothing in Somethingp. 43
Something in Nothingp. 43
That Which Is Not, 1p. 43
I Am Notp. 44
26. The Ultimate Understandingp. 44
The Realization of the Voidp. 44
27. Because It Is Not ...p. 45
28. Neantp. 48
29. The Photographic Image Also Is Negativep. 50
30. Discriminationp. 50
31. A.B.C. 1: The Culpritp. 52
32. A.B.C. 2: Transvaluation of Valuesp. 53
33. A.B.C. 3: The Buddha's Formula in Relative Realityp. 53
34. The Buddha, Original, or Self-Naturep. 54
35. Alter-Egoismp. 56
A Causerip. 56
36. Glimpses of the Bodhi-Mind?p. 58
37. Love: An Antidotep. 61
Hard Wordsp. 61
38. The Myth of "Mankind"p. 62
39. The Myth of "Mankind," 2p. 66
40. When the Dreamer Awakesp. 70
41. Explanations, 1p. 71
Non-Dualityp. 71
42. Debunking the Relativep. 72
43. The Gatewayp. 75
44. Explanationsp. 76
45. Explanations, 3p. 77
Non-Realityp. 77
46. Explanations, 4p. 77
Relative Realityp. 77
47. Eliminationp. 78
48. The Essential Understandingp. 79
Becoming a Bamboop. 80
49. The Shrine of Subjectivityp. 81
Vistap. 81
50. Colloquially, 1p. 82
"Neither" not "Both": The Reason Whyp. 82
51. Colloquially, 2p. 83
The Skandhasp. 83
52. Sidelights on Some Ko-ansp84
53. Sidelights on Some Ko-ans, 2p. 85
54. Sidelights on Some Ko-ans, 3p. 86
55. Sidelights on Some Ko-ans, 4p. 87
56. Void as the Non-Apparent Universep. 88
57. The Key of the Gateless Gate: The End of the Negative Wayp. 90
58. Hoorah!p. 91
59. Debris, 2p. 91
Part III Absolute Absence
60. Testamentaryp. 94
61. A Pink Elephant?p. 98
62. No-Mind, No-Mirrorp. 99
63. Cracking the Nutp. 101
64. This World of "Ours"p. 106
65. Neti Netip. 107
66. Towards Unitary Thinkingp. 109
I

p. 109

II

p. 111

III

p. 112

IV

p. 114

67. Syllogisticallyp. 115
68. Form and Voidp. 117
Where Is Reality?p. 117
69. "No-Mind Speaking"p. 118
70. The Mechanism of Dualityp. 120
I. The Subjective Solutionp. 120
II. Analyticp. 121
71. The Transmission of Truthp. 122
The Expression of Truthp. 123
72. Looking in the Right Directionp. 123
Judgmentsp. 124
73. Restatementp. 124
The Marx Bros.p. 125
74. The True Sense of "Intuition"p. 125
75. The Buddha's Formula in Briefp. 126
The Buddha's Formula in Fullp. 127
76. Another Way of Saying Itp. 127
Another Way of Doing Itp. 127
77. Bodhi, Svaha!p. 128
I

p. 128

II

p. 132

78. Debris: Space and Timep. 134
Whole-Mindp. 135
79. Vertical "Vision," 2p. 135
80. Absolute Absencep. 136
I

p. 136

II

p. 137

III

p. 137

81. Absolute Presencep. 137
82. Chihp. 138
83. The Wave-Mechanism Symbol of Transmigrationp. 139
84. Science and Sodap. 141
85. Mises au Pointp. 142
86. Birth-and-Death: The Factsp. 143
87. The Fantasy of Enlightenmentp. 145
88. That Which Is Not, 2p. 147
89. Absence, as Defined by Shen Huip. 147
90. Ex Cathedrap. 150
91. Dhyanap. 151
I

p. 151

II Explanatoryp. 152
92. Adieup. 152
I

p. 152

II

p. 152

III

p. 153

IV

p. 154

Colophonp. 155
Epilogue
93. Aspects of the Doctrine of Bodhidharma as Developed by the Patriarchsp. 159
Extensionp. 159
"Vertical" Mind and the Now Momentp. 160
The "Mysterious" Third Phasep. 160
The Only Equalityp. 161
Bubblesp. 161
94. Man and Naturep. 161
95. Inseeingp. 162
96. Vertical Livingp. 163
97. "The Way of the Water"p. 164
Freewillp. 164
98. The Illusion of Beingp. 165
99. Time, and Time Againp. 167
100. Nothing but the Truthp. 168
101. The Nature of Phenomenap. 169
102. Principal and Functionp. 170
103. A Tip for Teachersp. 171
104. Gateaux des Roisp. 172
105. The "Abiding-Place"p. 173
106. Awakeningp. 174
Box and Coxp. 174
Satori Has No Objective Existencep. 174
107. The True and the False Negativep. 175
108. Still Lifep. 178
109. Subjective Awarenessp. 179
Articulation, 1p. 180
Articulation, 2p. 180
Wu Nienp. 181
110. Thisp. 182
111. This Which Is...p. 182
112. The Meaning of Pure Mindp. 183
113. A Clean Sweepp. 184
114. According to the Supreme Vehiclep. 185
According to Vedantap. 185
According to Sufismp. 186
Note on the Diamond Sutrap. 189
Let Me Remind Youp. 196
Indexp. 197

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