book is dedicated to:
my three teachers -- The Zen Master Thich Tich Chieu, and the late Dharma
Masters Thich Thien Tam and Thich Tai Quang;
all my parents in this life and other lives;
a very special layperson who is urgently needing help from Avalokitesvara
Bodhisattva; and all sentient beings.
am grateful to a lot of Zen monks and laypersons who translated the verses
composed by ancient Vietnamese Zen Masters into the modern Vietnamese language,
and made reference easy for later generations. Specifically, I am indebted
to the Zen Masters Thich Thanh Tu, Tri Sieu Le Manh That and to layperson
Tran Dinh Son, whose works I relied on while working on this book.
from a book in progress.
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