The Whole World is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life with Questions and Commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn and a Foreword by Stephen MitchellPB582
di Seung Sahn, introduzione di Stephen Mitchell
Tuttle Publishing ed., 2002, 244 pag., isbn 9780804834568
This remarkable Zen book is of great importance not only for the variety of the 365 kong-ans, but for Zen Master Seung Sahn's own questions and commentary which accompany each kong-an. This prodding and guidance serve as guideposts along a difficult road to enlightenment. The kong-ans themselves and practice for life-practice for life-practice for answering the questions which are profound and practical arising everyday.
One of the distinctive qualities of The Whole World Is a Single Flower is its ecumenism. Dae Soen Sa Nim has included not only kong-ans from Chinese and Korean Zen, but also from Lao-tzu and the Christian tradition.