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Constructing a Network: The Ranpō Physicians

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces seven practitioners of Western-style medicine who played important roles in the introduction of Jennerian vaccination to Japan: Hino Teisai, Itō Genboku, Ōtsuki Shunsai, Satō ... More


On Satori—The Revelation of a New Truth in Zen Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this classic essay, D. T. Suzuki sets forth his views on the crucial importance of satori (awakening) as the crucial experience in Rinzai Zen and in Buddhism more generally. Suzuki’s perspective ... More


The Secret Message of Bodhidharma, or The Content of Zen Experience

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, D. T. Suzuki examines a wide range of koan concerning the question, “Why did Bodhidharma come from the West.” Suzuki sees this question as central for understanding Zen Buddhism and ... More


Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, translated from Japanese, D. T. Suzuki presents his evaluation of three pivotal figures in the history of Japanese Zen. The essay provides a valuable look at the approach to zazen ... More


Unmon on Time

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, D. T. Suzuki analyzes the koan from the Blue Cliff Record in which Unmon (Yunmen) states, “every day is a fine day.” This is one of the most extended analyses of a classic case from ... More


The Koan and The Five Steps

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Presented at a conference on Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis held by Eric Fromm, in this essay, D. T. Suzuki interprets the nature of Rinzai Zen practice using the language of 1950s psychoanalysis ... More


<i>Kànhuà</i> Meditation in Chinese Zen

Morten Schlütter

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This paper discusses the kànhuà technique developed by the Chinese Línjì (Jpn.: Rinzai) master Dàhuì Zōnggǎo (1089-1163) that became a widespread form of meditation in East Asian Zen. Kànhuà ... More


Dōgen, a Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Poetry: What He Did and Did Not Compose

Steven Heine

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an examination of Dōgen’s considerable production of Chinese poems (kanshi) primarily contained in the last two fascicles of the ten-volume Eihei Kōroku, a compendium of his ... More


More Cats Than Dogs?: A Tale of Two Versions

Steven Heine

in Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the crucial role played by the case of Zhaozhou's dog, which must be cast in terms of the history of kōans 公案 (Ch. gongan, Kr. kongan) representing the mainstay of the ... More


Would a Dog Lick a Pot of Hot Oil?: Reconstructing the Ur Version

Steven Heine

in Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter establishes a reconstruction of the significance of the Ur Version or Mu-only rendition that is evaluated impartially and without judgment reflecting either support or criticism for the ... More


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