Zen Buddhism Stories

Publisher s Summary br br A collection of Zen stories to amuse and illuminate Includes all the stories from classic Zen literature Zen Stories The Gateless Gate The Ten Bulls and Centering Includes the soundtrack The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo a minute collection of Zen inspired Japanese music by The Matsu Take Ensemble br br Trout Lake Media P Trout Lake Media


The Koran

The Quran English pronunciation k r n Arabic al qur n IPA qur a n literally meaning the recitation also transliterated Qur an Koran Al Coran Coran Kuran and Al Qur an is the central religious text of Islam which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God Arabic Allah br br The Quran is composed of verses Ayat that make up chapters suras of unequal length which are classified either as Meccan or Medinan depending upon the place and time of their claimed revelation Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through the angel Jibr l Gabriel from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately years beginning on December CE when Muhammad was and concluding in CE the year of his death br br br Muslims regard the Quran as the main miracle of Muhammad the proof of his prophethood and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam regarded in Islam as the first prophet and continued with Suhuf Ibrahim Scrolls of Abraham the Tawrat Torah or Pentateuch of Moses the Zabur Tehillim or Book of Psalms of David and the Injil Gospel of Jesus The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in Jewish and Christian scriptures summarizing some dwelling at length on others and in some cases presenting alternative accounts and interpretations of events The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance sometimes offering detailed accounts of specific historical events and often emphasizing the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence