In the third book in a series of contemporary Zen studies, Venerable Master Miao Tsan of the Vairocano Zen Monastery shares his insight and analyses traditional Zen koans to explain how to live in accordance to the nature of the mind. He clarifies common misunderstandings about Buddhist teaching and provides readers with specific ways to create positive spirits and peaceful daily lives. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people have increasingly turned to the pursuit of the pleasures of materialistic life. People caught up in the pursuit of power and products, the mark of modern success, lose their infinite innate creative force. When ego becomes the true God-or the true Buddha- people perceive reality in terms of inner and outer and create a variety of problems for themselves. Only by inwardly breaking through the ego can we truly access our ability to change.