Writings of Hong Zicheng, the 'Caigentan' (Vegetable Roots Discourse)

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About The ca. 1590 Caigentan 菜根譚 "Vegetable Roots Discourse" is an eclectic compilation of philosophical aphorisms that combine elements from Confucianism, Daoism, and Chan Buddhism.
Description Hong Zicheng wrote the Caigentan, the Xianfo qizong, and several no-longer extant books. The ca. 1590 Caigentan 菜根譚 "Vegetable Roots Discourse" is an eclectic compilation of philosophical aphorisms that combine elements from Confucianism, Daoism, and Chan Buddhism.
Web site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Zicheng
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