Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism
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Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism by Dale S. Wright
Book DescriptionThis book is the first to engage Zen Buddhism philosophically on crucial issues from a perspective that is informed by the traditions of western philosophy and religion. It focuses on one renowned Zen master, Huang Po, whose recorded sayings exemplify the spirit of the 'golden age' of Zen in medieval China, and on the transmission of these writings to the West. The author makes a bold attempt to articulate a post-romantic understanding of Zen applicable to contemporary world culture. While deeply sympathetic to the Zen tradition, he raises serious questions about the kinds of claims that can be made on its behalf.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521590105
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dale S. Wright
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This volume covers rituals from the early Chan period to modern Japan and key developments that occurred in the Linji/Rinzai and Caodon/Soto schools. It describes how rituals mold the lives of its practitioners in accordance with the ideal of Zen awakening; a significant step towards placing these practices in historical and analytical perspective.
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