The Cave of Poison Grass is a profound and practical introduction to the essence of Buddhist teaching, written for the layman as well as for students of Buddhism.
It combines a new translation and commentary on the Hannya Sutra, which expresses the heart of Buddhist thought, with examples and instruction in the living practice of that teaching drawn from history and tradition and from the author's own wide experience as a Zen Buddhist monk and teacher in Asia adn America.
The book contains many hitherto untranslated Chinese and Japanese texts related to Zen and Zen training, and includes original paintings, like the cover, by the author himself.
CONDITION: Used with moderate wear. 182 pages, 1975, first printing.