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 Women and Dōgen: Rituals Actualizing Empowerment and Healing

Paula K. R. Arai

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 engages in ethnographic study of rituals practiced by nuns in the contemporary Sōtō sect of Zen. Through surveys and interviews conducted among Sōtō nuns in the Nagoya area of Japan, Arai ... More


The Huang-po Literature

Dale S. Wright

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter carries out a literary, philosophical, and historical study of the 9th century Buddhist texts that provide images of the Chan master Huang-po Hsi-yun, the Ch’uan-hsin Fa-yao, and the ... More


Zen Koans

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839734
eISBN:
9780824868901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This compact volume analyzes the classic background of texts and rites and explores the contemporary significance of koans to illuminate the full implications of this ongoing tradition. The cryptic ... More


Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume explores diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Sōtō Zen sect (or Sōtōshū) in early Kamakura-era Japan. In addition chapters examine ... 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


The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi's Philosophical Thought

John Makeham (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878559
eISBN:
9780190878580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878559.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Zhu Xi (1130–1200) is the most influential Neo-Confucian philosopher, and arguably the most important Chinese philosopher, of the past millennium, both in terms of his legacy and for the ... More


Who Do You Think You Are?

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores self-knowledge, which is critical for solving the practical problems involved in getting through life. An awareness of your own quirks, character, and preferences is important ... More


The Bodhisattva as Buddha: Immanence and Emptiness

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 continues comparative Christian theological reflection by focusing on the realized bodhisattva and the teaching of Buddha nature. Christian thought can best engage the teaching of Buddha ... More


How Do Buddhas Help?: Bodhisattva as Benefactor and Christ as Savior

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter directly addresses the soteriological question: how do bodhisattvas help other beings and how might this affect how Christians understand the work of Christ and the life of the disciple? ... More


The Platform Sūtra and Other Conspiracy Theories

Alan Cole

in Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the Platform Sūtra. Composed sometime in the late eighth century, Platform Sūtra picks up and works over a number of claims regarding the Bodhidharma clan that had been put ... More


Exposition of Orthodoxy (Hyŏnjŏng non): by Kihwa (Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong)

in Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853808
eISBN:
9780824868031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter consists of an annotated translation of the Buddhist response by the eminent scholar-monk Kihwa, composed primarily in the form of a refutation of the litany of arguments made against ... More


Dōgen’s “Truth”

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines what Dōgen calls “Buddha's truth.” It considers four chapters in the Shōbōgenzō addressing the notion of truth: “Raihai-tokuzui,” “Busshō,” “Dōtoku,” and “Kattō.” The chapter ... More


“When All Dharmas Are the Buddha-Dharma”: Dōgen as Comparative Philosopher

Gereon Kopf

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/9780199324859.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Until the beginning of the twentieth century Dōgen was barely known outside the sectarian literature and rhetoric of Sōtō Zen. Today his philosophical writings, as collected in the Shōbōgenzō, have ... 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


The Radiant Mind: Zhu Xi and the Chan Doctrine of Tathāgatagarbha

John Jorgensen

in The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi's Philosophical Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878559
eISBN:
9780190878580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878559.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies and highlights aspects of Buddhist thought that Zhu Xi appropriated and adapted to bolster and develop his philosophy of mind. The author argues that even though Zhu Xi ... More


Chan Buddhism

Christopher W. Gowans

in Self-Cultivation Philosophies in Ancient India, Greece, and China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190941024
eISBN:
9780190941055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941024.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues that Chan Buddhism is plausibly interpreted as a self-cultivation philosophy (specifically Bodhidharma, Huineng, and Linji—and texts such as the Platform Sutra). Chan’s ... More


Sermon in Jingde chuan deng lu

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This part of the book provides a translation, with commentary, of Mazu’s sermon in Jingde chuan deng lu (incorporated into fascicle 28). The sermon is full of scriptural quotations and allusions, as ... More


But We Are Not the Same: Taking Turns as the Center of the Universe

Bret W. Davis

in Zen Pathways: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197573686
eISBN:
9780197573723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573686.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains how Zen attends to individuality and uniqueness as well as unity or oneness. The East Asian Buddhist metaphor of “water and waves” is used to explain the relation between the ... More


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