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 The Divergence of Interpretation

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the disputed issues in the first controversy, which are: (1) using Chan principle as standard to test students' enlightenment experience, (2) the perfect circle as the origins ... More


The Riddle of Encounter Dialogue: Who, What, When, and Where?

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/9780520237971.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Classical Chan refers to a particular style of behavior displayed by Chan masters in the course of their interactions with students and other masters. Rather than explaining the Dharma in ... More


Losing an Argument by Focusing on Being Right

Nathan McGovern

in The Snake and the Mongoose: The Emergence of Identity in Early Indian Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640798
eISBN:
9780190640828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640798.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Through a diachronic analysis of the textual traditions for the Aṭṭhaka and Pārāyaṇa, we have now seen that the treatment of the category Brahman in the Buddhist tradition changed over time, ... More


Protracted Makings of Texts and Patriarchs

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/9780190225742.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

By examining the composite structure and convoluted provenance of the main parts that comprise Mazu’s record of sayings, Mazu yulu, the last chapter links together the gradual evolution of distinctly ... More


Entering the Dragon Gate: Textual Formation in Historical and Rhetorical Contexts

Steven Heine

in Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199397761
eISBN:
9780199397792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397761.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An examination of how the multilayered structure of the Blue Cliff Record was developed by considering several influences. One is the impact of Chan masters. The second involves other Chan writings, ... More


Fightin’ Like Cats and Dogs: Methodological Reflections on Deconstructing the Emphatic Mu

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/9780199837281.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on methodological observations and reflections regarding possibilities for overcoming obstacles to an objective historical understanding of the Mu Kōan caused by one-sided ... More


Hagiographic Representations of Patriarch Ma

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/9780190225742.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The chapter explores the larger issues of historical remembrance and religious (re)imagination within the Chan tradition, primarily by looking at key hagiographic portrayals and transformations of ... More


Kànhuà 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


In Search of Enlightenment: Yinyuan and the Reinvention of the “Authentic Transmission” in Late Ming Buddhist Revival

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Yinyuan’s early years before he was established as abbot of Huangbo monastery. His early exposure to Buddhism suggests that his syncretic practice was deeply influenced by the ... More


Biographical Entry 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/9780190225742.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This part of the book provides a translation, with commentary, of Mazu’s biographical entry in Jingde chuan deng lu (incorporated into fascicle 6), first “published” in 1004. It include biographical ... More


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