Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Shambhala; First Edition edition (December 12, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1590303849 ISBN-13: 978-1590303849 The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens. It has shined forth since beginning-less time. Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this? Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking. Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and teachings of Zen. Each section opens with a quotation—drawn from classical scriptures, teachings, and anecdotes—followed by the author’s commentary and verse. Originally written in Chinese, the text was translated into Korean in the mid-twentieth century by the celebrated Korean monk Boep Joeng. An American Zen monk, Hyon Gak, has translated it into English.