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Author QuotedHui-neng
Title QuotedPlatform scripture / Hui-neng ; (transl. and with an introd. and notes by Wing-tsit Chan)
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/00/00
ImprintNew York : St. John's University Press. c1963
QuotationI am sending you John Wu's translation of the Tao Te Ching. The same place has published a translation of an important Chinese Zen work, the Platform Sutra of Hui Neng, but unfortunately the translation, though probably good in its own right, uses terminology that misses the real Zen meaning and does not correspond to the kind of language used by the best Zen men, like Suzuki. At least there should be some agreement on terms.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 141
Letter toErnesto Cardenal
Link to Merton's Copy 43023 

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