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Dahui Zonggao (1089–1163): The Image Created by His Stories about Himself and by His Teaching Style

Miriam Levering

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the image of Zen (Chan) Master Dahui Zonggao (1089–1163) presented in the Dahui’s Letters (Dahui shu) and the Recorded Sayings of Chan Master Dahui Pujue (Dahui Pujue Chanshi ... More


How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Morten Schlütter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book takes a novel approach to understanding one of the most crucial developments in Zen Buddhism: the dispute over the nature of enlightenment that erupted within the Chinese Chan (Zen) school ... More


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

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Mu Kōan 無公案 (or Wu Gongan in its original Chinese pronunciation) consists of a brief conversation in which a monk asks master Zhaozhou Congshen whether or not a dog has Buddha-nature, and the ... More


Climax Paradigm: Cultural Polarities and Patterns of Self-Cultivation in Song-Dynasty Chan

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the Song dynasty (960–1279), Chinese Chan Buddhism reached something of a climax paradigm (conceptual configuration by which Chan was described in written texts, practiced by its adherents, and, ... More


Teachers: Testing the Authenticity and Authority of Zen Masters

Steven Heine

in From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 discusses the foremost religious element that formed the basis for the transfer of Chan to Zen, which was the role of charismatic and inspiring teachers. After attaining enlightenment ... 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


A Dog Has No Buddha-Nature: Kanhua Chan and Dahui Zonggao’s Attacks on Silent Illumination

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes Dahui Zonggao's (1089–1163) attacks on Caodong tradition's silent illumination, and discusses the kanhua Chan that he developed to counter it. The success of the Caodong ... More


The Caodong Tradition as the Target of Attacks by the Linji Tradition

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how the Linji tradition targeted the entire new Caodong tradition with their criticism of silent illumination. Available sources suggest that other members of the Linji lineage ... More


Silent Illumination and the Caodong Tradition

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter shows that the revived Caodong tradition did indeed teach an approach to enlightenment and practice that reasonably can be called “silent illumination,” but that the attacks by Dahui and ... More


Conclusion

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This conclusion discusses the sectarianism seen in Dahui and other Linji masters. The apex of the rise of the new Caodong tradition coincided with a time when the Chan school as a whole had begun to ... More


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