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The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》

Verses by Chong Xian and Ke Qin

Colophon

第 48 冊 No. 2003 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 宋 重顯頌古.克勤評唱 共 10 卷 Volume 48, No. 2003 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) Verses by Chong Xian and Ke Qin in the Song in 10 scrolls

Notes

English translations
  1. Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary (trans.) 1998, The Blue Cliff Record, Berkeley, California: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, https://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_T2003_BlueCliffRecord_1998.pdf.
  2. Sekida, Katsuki (trans.) 2014. Two Zen Classics: The Gateless Gate and The Blue Cliff Records, 1st Shambhala edition. Boston and London: Shambhala.
  3. Yuanwu, Thomas F. Cleary (trans.), and J. C. Cleary (trans.) 1977, The Blue Cliff Record, Boulder, Colo: Shambhala.
Commentary
Heine, Steven 2016. Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate, Oxford University Press, New York.
Outline
Page numbers from Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary (trans.) 1998.
  1. Scroll 1
    • 139a 碧巖錄序 Prefaces (p. 5)
    • 139a 普照謹序 Preface by Puzhao (p. 5)
    • 139a 方回萬里序 Preface by Fanghui Wanli (p. 6)
    • 139a 玉岑休休 Preface by Yucen Xiuxiu (p. 6)
    • 139b 三教老人書 Preface by Sanjiao Laoren (p. 8)
    • 140a 一 梁武帝問達磨 1. The Emperor Wu Questions Bodhidharma (p. 11)
    • 141b 二 至道無難 2. The Ultimate Way Is without Difficulty (p. 19)
    • 142c 三 馬大師不安 3. Master Ma Is Unwell (p. 25)
    • 143b 四 擔板漢 4. Deshan Carrying His Bundle (p. 28)
    • 144c 五 雪峯示眾云 5. Xuefeng’s Grain of Rice (p. 36)
    • 145c 六 日日是好日 6. Every Day Is a Good Day (p. 40)
    • 147a 七 僧問法眼 7. Huichao Asks about the Buddha (p. 47)
    • 148b 八 翠巖眉毛 8. Cuiyan’s Eyebrows (p. 53)
    • 149a 九 趙州四門 9. Zhaozhou’s Four Gates (p. 58)
    • 150a 一〇 掠虛頭漢 10. The Phony (p. 63)
    • 151a 慧芳附刊 Notice on Overcoming Demons (p. 67)
  2. Scroll 2
    • 151b 一一 噇酒糟 11. Gobblers of Dregs (p. 69)
    • 152c 一二 麻三斤 12. Three Pounds of Flax (p. 76)
    • 153c 一三 提婆宗 13. The School of Kanadeva (p. 82)
    • 154c 一四 對一說 14. An Appropriate Statement (p. 86)
    • 155a 一五 倒一說 15. An Upside-Down Statement (p. 89)
    • 156a 一六 草裏漢 16. The Man in the Weeds (p. 94)
    • 157a 一七 西來意 17. The Living Meaning of Chan (p. 99)
    • 157c 一八 無縫塔 18. The Seamless Monument (p. 103)
    • 159a 一九 一指頭禪 19. One Finger Chan (p. 109)
    • 160a 二〇 西來意 20. The Living Meaning of Chan (p. 114)
  3. Scroll 3
    • 161c 二一 蓮華荷葉 21. Lotus Flower, Lotus Leaves (p. 122)
    • 162c 二二 鼈鼻蛇 22. The Turtle-Nosed Snake (p. 126)
    • 164a 二三 妙峯頂 23. The Summit of the Peak of Wonder (p. 134)
    • 165a 二四 劉鐵磨到溈山 24. Guishan and Iron Grindstone Liu (p. 138)
    • 165c 二五 25. The Hermit’s Staff (p. 142)
    • 166c 二六 26. Sitting Alone on the Mountain (p. 148)
    • 167b 二七 體露金風 27. The Body Exposed in the Autumn Wind (p. 151)
    • 168a 二八 28. The Truth That’s Never Been Spoken (p. 155)
    • 169a 二九 29. It Goes Along With It (p. 159)
    • 169c 三〇 大蘿蔔 30. Big Radishes (p. 162)
  4. Scroll 4
    • 170a 三一 麻谷振錫 31. Magu Carrying His Ringed Staff (p. 162)
    • 171b 三二 定佇立 32. Elder Ding Stands Motionless (p. 171)
    • 172a 三三 33. Zifu’s Circle (p. 174)
    • 172c 三四 34. Where Do You Come From? (p. 178)
    • 173b 三五 文殊問無著 35. The Dialogue of Manjusrl and Wuzhuo (p. 182)
    • 174b 三六 遊山 36. Roaming in the Mountains (p. 186)
    • 175a 三七 三界無法 37. There’s Nothing in the World (p. 190)
    • 175c 三八 鐵牛之機 38. The Workings of the Iron Ox (p. 193)
    • 177b 三九 39. The Flowering Hedge (p. 201)
    • 178a 四〇 如夢 40. Like a Dream (p. 204)
  5. Scroll 5
    • 178c 四一 大死底人 41. One Who Has Died the Great Death (p. 208)
    • 179b 四二 好雪片片 42. Good Snowflakes (p. 211)
    • 180a 四三 無寒暑 43. No Cold or Heat (p. 215)
    • 180c 四四 44. Knowing How to Beat the Drum (p. 219)
    • 181c 四五 45. Zhaozhou’s Shirt (p. 224)
    • 182b 四六 雨滴聲 46. The Sound of Raindrops (p. 228)
    • 183a 四七 六不收 47. Six Do Not Take It In (p. 231)
    • 183c 四八 48. Overturning the Tea Kettle (p. 235)
    • 184c 四九 透網金鱗 49. The Golden Fish That Has Passed through the Net (p. 239)
    • 185b 五〇 塵塵三昧 50. Every Atom Samadhi (p. 243)
  6. Scroll 6
    • 185c 五一 作什麼 51. What Is It? (p. 246)
    • 187a 五二 石橋 52. The Stone Bridge (p. 252)
    • 187c 五三 野鴨子 53. Wild Ducks (p. 255)
    • 188b 五四 雲門展兩手 54. Yunmen Extends Both Hands (p. 259)
    • 189a 五五 55. Daowu’s Condolence Call (p. 262)
    • 190a 五六 一鏃破三關 56. One Arrow Smashes Three Barriers (p. 267)
    • 191a 五七 疑著 57. The Stupid Oaf (p. 272)
    • 191b 五八 58. Zhaozhou Can’t Explain (p. 275)
    • 191c 五九 何不引盡 59. Why Not Quote It Fully? (p. 277)
    • 192b 六〇 拄杖子化為龍 60. The Staff Changes into a Dragon (p. 280)
  7. Scroll 7
    • 193b 六一 一塵 61. One Atom (p. 284)
    • 193c 六二 內懷無價寶 62. Within There Is a Jewel (p. 288)
    • 194c 六三 南泉斬猫 63. Nanquan Kills a Cat (p. 292)
    • 195a 六四 南泉問趙州 64. Nanquan Questions Zhaozhou (p. 294)
    • 195b 六五 外道問佛 65. An Outsider Questions the Buddha (p. 297)
    • 196b 六六 黃巢過後收得劍 66. Getting Huangchao’s Sword (p. 302)
    • 197a 六七 傅大士講經 67. Great Adept Fu Expounds a Scripture (p. 306)
    • 197c 六八 汝名什麼 68. What’s Your Name? (p. 310)
    • 198c 六九 69. Nanquan’s Circle (p. 314)
    • 199b 七〇 溈山侍立百丈 70. Guishan Attends Baizhang (p. 317)
  8. Scroll 8
    • 200a 七一 和尚也須併却 71. You Shut Up Too (p. 320)
    • 200b 七二 百丈又問雲巖 72. Baizhang Questions Yunyan (p. 322)
    • 200c 七三 73. The Permutations of Assertion and Denial (p. 324)
    • 201c 七四 金牛飯桶 74. Jinniu’s Rice Pail (p. 329)
    • 202b 七五 烏臼過杓柄與人 75. Wujiu’s Unjust Beating (p. 332)
    • 203b 七六 喫飯了也未 76. Have You Eaten? (p. 337)
    • 204b 七七 雲門餬餅 77. Yunmen’s Cake (p. 342)
    • 205a 七八 十六開士於浴 78. Sixteen Bodhisattvas Bathe (p. 345)
    • 205b 七九 一切聲 79. All Sounds (p. 348)
    • 206b 八〇 初生孩子 80. A Newborn Baby (p. 352)
  9. Scroll 9
    • 207b 八一 射得麈中麈 81. Shooting the Elk of Elks (p. 357)
    • 208a 八二 如何是堅固法身 82. The Stable Body of Reality (p. 362)
    • 208c 八三 古佛與露柱 83. The Ancient Buddhas and the Pillars (p. 366)
    • 209b 八四 維摩詰不二法門 84. Vimalakirti’s Door of Nonduality (p. 369)
    • 210b 八五 虎聲 85. A Tiger’s Roar (p. 374)
    • 211b 八六 厨庫三門 86. The Kitchen Pantry and the Main Gate (p. 379)
    • 212a 八七 藥病相治 87. Medicine and Disease Subdue Each Other (p. 382)
    • 212c 八八 三種病人 88. Three Invalids (p. 386)
    • 213c 八九 89. The Hands and Eyes of Great Compassion (p. 391)
    • 214c 九〇 般若體 90. The Body of Wisdom (p. 397)
  10. Scroll 10
    • 215c 九一 鹽官犀牛 91. Yanguan’s Rhinoceros (p. 401)
    • 216b 九二 世尊陞座 92. The Buddha Ascends the Seat (p. 405)
    • 217a 九三 )大光作舞 93. Daguang Does a Dance (p. 408)
    • 217b 九四 不見 94. Not Seeing (p. 410)
    • 218a 九五 三毒 95. Three Poisons (p. 414)
    • 219a 九六 三轉語 96. Three Turning Words (p. 418)
    • 220a 九七 97. The Diamond Sutra’s Scornful Revilement (p. 424)
    • 221a 九八 天平和尚行脚 98. Tianping’s Travels (p. 430)
    • 222b 九九 十身調御 99. The Ten Body Controller (p. 436)
    • 223b 一〇〇 巴陵劍 100. Baling’s Sword (p. 442)

Primary Source

Chong Xian and Ke Qin, 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 'The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 48, No. 2003, Accessed 2016-10-27, http://tripitaka.cbeta.org/T48n2003.