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Benoit, Dr. Hubert.
'The Supreme Doctrine; Psychological Studies in Zen Thought'
(Translated from 1951 French ed. by Terence Gray)

Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1955. (often reprinted)
- 'Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon' (p. 48)
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 25-26)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 6, 264)

Blofeld, John.
'The Zen Teaching of Huang Po; On The Transmission of Mind'
Grove Press Inc., New York, 1958.
- 'Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon' (p. 106, 116)
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 66, 72, 142, 144, 149, 153, 201, 231, 235)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 192-193, 200-201, 204, 218, 269)
- 'All Else Is Bondage' (p. 42, 45)
- 'Open Secret' (p. 8-10, 148)
- 'The Tenth Man' (p. 7)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 14, 211, 214-216)

Blofeld, John. (ed. and trans.)
'The Zen Teaching of Hui Hai; On Sudden Illumination of the Zen Master Hui Hai, known as the Great Pearl'
Rider and Co., London, 1962. (repr. 1969)
- 'Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon' (p. 72, 105, 106)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 273)
- 'Open Secret' (p. 22, 67)
- 'The Tenth Man' (p. 36)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 80, 213)

Chang, Chen Chi.
'The Practice of Zen'
Rider and Co., London, 1959.
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 163)

Conze, Edward.
'Buddhist Wisdom Books; Containing The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra'
Allen and Unwin, London, 1966. (repub. Vintage, 2001)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 53, 58-60, 267, 269)

'Cold Mountain; 100 Poems'
(transl. by Burton Watson)
Columbia University Press, 1970.
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 42, 56, 63, 77, 106, 107)
- 'Open Secret' (p. 33, 42, 42-II)

Harding, Douglas.
'On Having No Head; Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious'
Sholland Trust Pub. (go to '' to order recent edition)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 228)
- 'All Else is Bondage' (p. 5)
- 'The Tenth Man' (p. 229)

Levy, John.
'The Nature of Man According to The Vedanta'
Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1957.
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 213)

Liebenthal, Walter. (ed.)
'The Book of Chao' (Monumetica Serica Monograph: XIII)

Catholic University of Peking, 1948.
- 'Open Secret' (p. 111)

Linssen, Robert.
'Living Zen'
Allen and Unwin, London, 1958. (often reprinted)
- 'Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon' (p. 152-3, 175, 193)

Luk, Charles. (Lu K'uan Yu)
'Chan and Zen Teaching' (Vols. 1-3)

Rider and Co., London, 1960. (repub. Samuel Weiser Inc., New York, 1993)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 181, 184, 242, 270-271)

Murti, T.R.V.
'The Central Philosophy of Buddhism; A Study of the Madhayamika System'
Allen and Unwin, London, 1955. (out of print - search can be requested)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 212)

Nicoll, Maurice.
'Living Time and the Reintegration of Life'

Vincent Stuart, London, 1952. (often reprinted)
- 'The Tenth Man' (p. 171, 172)

Sambhava, Padma.
'Knowing the Mind' (The Tibetan Book of the Dead)

(recent transl. by R. Thurman, Bantam, 1994)
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 39, 70, 247)
- 'All Else is Bondage' (p. viii)
- 'Open Secret' (p. 97, 115, 125)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 119)

'Hsin-Hsin Ming'
(recent transl. by Richard B. Clarke, White Pine Press, 2001)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 219)

Suzuki, D.T.
'The Zen Doctrine of No Mind'
Samuel Weiser Inc., New York, 1972. (first pub. 1949)
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 287, 288)
- 'Ask The Awakened' (p. 18, 266)
- 'Posthumous Pieces' (p. 69)

Suzuki, D.T.
'The Essentials of Zen Buddhism'
Dutton Pub., 1962.
'Ask The Awakened' (p. 65, 92)

Suzuki, D.T.
Living by Zen
Rider and Co., London, 1974
- 'Why Lazarus Laughed' (p. 261)

Yu-Lan, Fung.
'The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy'
(Translated by E.R. Hughes)

Kegan Paul, London, 1947. (out of print - search can be requested)
- 'Open Secret' (p. 56)

Yu-Lan, Fung. (ed. Derk Bodde)
'The History of Chinese Philosophy' (Vols. 1-2)
Princeton University Press, 1952.
- 'Open Secret' (p. 56, 112-113)

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NOTE: Lao Tzu's 'Tao Te Ching', the works of Chuang Tzu, 'The Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra','The Diamond Sutra', 'The Lankavatara Sutra' , the 'Bhagavad Gita' and the works and recorded words of Sri Ramana Maharshi often referred to also - see links page for texts on-line.


Balsekar, Ramesh S.
'Consciousness Writes'
Zen Publications, Mumbai.
(This book is singled out from the numerous excellent books by Ramesh because of its reference to WWW's influence. The relevant passages can be viewed here.)

Cleary, Thomas. (transl.)
'Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record: Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei'
Shambala Pub., 2001.

Conze, Edward.
'Buddhist Texts Through The Ages'
Harper and Row, 1964.
(Unfortunately this book is out of print, though it should be available through used and rare book sites.)

Cornwell, Paul.
'Only By Failure'
Salt Publishing, 2004.
(This is a biography of WWW, covering all periods of his long and varied life. Available online from the publisher here.)

Garfield, Jay L.
'The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way; Nagarjuna's Mulamadhayamakakarika'

Oxford University Press, 1995.
(Nagarjuna was seen by WWW as a crucial figure in the development of the 'non-dual' perspective in Buddhist metaphysics.)

Godman, David.
'Be As You Are; The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi'

Arkana (Penguin Books, London.), 1985.
(This is the best overview of The Maharshi's teachings available.)

Govinda, Lama Anagarika.
'The Psychological Attitude of Early Buddhist Philosophy'
Motilal Banarsidass Pub., 1992.
(Lama Anagarika Govinda is quoted in WWW's works, though particular books are not cited. Unfortunately, most of these are currently out of print. This is the only major work currently available.)

Hanh, Thich Nat. (ed. Peter Levitt)
'The Heart of Understanding; Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra'
Parallax Press, 1988.
(Translation and commentaries by a highly respected Vietnamese Zen monk of the Sutra most often referred to by WWW.)

Krishnamurti, J.
'Commentaries on Living; First Series'
Theosophical Pub. 1960.
(Jiddu Krishnamurti was highly regarded by WWW and is referred to on several occasions in his works, though particular books are not cited. The three listed here are simply personal favourites from among the many available.)

Krishnamurti, J.
'The Awakening of Intelligence'

Harper, 1987.

Krishnamurti, J. and Bohm, Dr. David.
'The Ending of Time'
Harper, 1985.

Murti, T.R.V.
'Emptiness of Emptiness;
An Introduction to Early Indian Madhayamika'
Allen and Unwin, London, 1955. (repub. University of Hawaii Press, 1989.)

Murti, T.R.V.
'Madhayamika Dialectic and the Philosophy of Nagarjuna'
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi, 1985.
(This and the above work, though out of print, are worth tracking down through used and rare book sites if you are particularly interested in Nagarjuna and Madhayamika philosophy.)

Osborne, A. (ed.)
'The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi'

Samuel Weiser, 1997.

Powell, Robert (ed.)
'Talks With Ramana Maharshi'

Inner Directions, 2000.
(The editor of this excellent new collection of The Maharshi's recorded words was a friend of WWW's - as was the editor of the book listed immediately above.)

Powell, Robert (ed.)
'The Nectar of Immortality : Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Discourses'

Blue Dove, 2001.
(Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj is regarded by Ramesh Balsekar as one of his two major influences, WWW being the other - see ref. here.)

Price, A.F. and Mou-Lam, Wong. (trans.)
'The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng'
Shambala, Boston, 1969. (repr. 1990)
(This book is useful as it contains both Hui Neng's Platform Sutra and The Buddha's Diamond Sutra which, upon his hearing it for the first time, is believed to have triggered Hui Neng's 'awakening'. This book can also be read online - Platform Sutra here and Diamond Sutra here.)

Suzuki, D.T.
'Essays in Zen Buddhism' (First Series)
Grove Press, 1986.

Suzuki, D.T. (ed. William Barrett)
'Zen Buddhism; Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki'
Image Books, 1996.

Watson, Burton.
'Chuang Tzu'

Columbia University Press, New York, 1996.
(Contains the 'Inner Chapters' plus selections from other portions of the edition below. This translation is generally regarded as the best of those currently available.)

Watson, Burton.
'The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu'

Columbia University Press, New York, 1968.

Watson, Burton.
'The Vimalakirti Sutra'
Columbia University Press, 1996.

Yu-Lan, Fung. (ed. Derk Bodde)
'A Short History of Chinese Philosophy'
The Free Press (Simon and Schuster Inc., New York), 1976 (repr. 1997).
(This is an abridged version of the second book by Fung Yu-Lan listed in 'Cited Works' above.)

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