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The Korean approach to Zen: the collected works of Chinul

LKL says: this title, one of the Unesco collection of representative Korean works, is out of print. You can find it it major university libraries.

The 468-page volume contains all of Chinul’s works, translated with an introduction by Robert E Buswell Jr.

The reviewer on Goodreads found it hard going but important.

The volume was abridged as Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul’s Korean Way of Zen in 1991. Also, it is likely that the most important sections of the volume ended up in the 2016 publication from Hawai’i and Robert E Buswll Jr, Numinous Awareness is Never Dark

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