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Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Opening a Mountain is a translation with a commentary of 60 koan cases that feature an important supernatural or ritual element selected from a variety of the major and minor Zen ... More


 Zen Writes: Fun and Games with Words and Letters

Steven Heine

in Zen Skin, Zen Marrow: Will the Real Zen Buddhism Please Stand Up?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326772
eISBN:
9780199870363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The first issue discussed in Chapter Two is ineffability versus speech, which concerns the role of language and discourse in a tradition that has produced voluminous texts despite an emphasis on ... More


The Wu-men kuan (J. Mumonkan): The Formation, Propagation, and Characteristics of a Classic Zen Kōan Text

Ishii Shūdō and Albert Welter

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:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Wu-men kuan, one of the most widely read Zen texts in the canon. This text offers 48 kung-an or koan cases that have been significant in Zen practice since the late Sung. ... More


Zen Kōan Capping Phrase Books: Literary Study and the Insight “Not Founded on Words or Letters”

G. Victor Sōgen Hori

Dale S. Wright (ed.)

in Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen phrase books include books of proverbs or wise sayings, handbooks compiled by early Zen monks as aids to composing Chinese poetry, dictionaries of Chinese dialect or colloquial language, and ... More


Encountering Supernatural Forces

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section concerns the experiences of the supranormal realm of dreams, visions, and apparitions, in addition to meetings with spirits, gods, demons, and bodhisattvas. It also treats strange, ... 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


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

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work provides a survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school into the Japanese Zen sect was ... 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


Dōgen Zen and Song Dynasty China

Ishii Shūdō and Albert Welter

in Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the relationship between Dōgen's thought and that of leading Song Chan thinkers of the Caodong (Sōtō) and Linji (Rinzai) lineages, particularly the intense rivalry between the ... More


What Can't be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Thought

Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield, Graham Priest, and Robert H. Sharf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197526187
eISBN:
9780197526217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526187.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paradox drives a good deal of philosophy in every tradition. In the Indian and Western traditions, there is a tendency among many (but not all) philosophers to run from contradiction and paradox. If ... More


Women Offering a Dedication and a Sacrifice to Asklêplos (ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΩΙ‎ ΑΝΑΤΙΘΕΙΣΑΙ‎ ΚΑΙ‎ ΘΥΣΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎)

Graham Zanker (ed.)

in Herodas: Mimiambs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688836
eISBN:
9781800342705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688836.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the fourth Mimiamb, in which Herodas give hints of the scene as the Koan Asklêpieion, and constructs a precise picture of women's movements within the precincts of the ... More


Killing the Cat: Sacrifice and beauty in Genet and Mishima

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The inclusion of an autobiographical element extrinsic to the fictional text is particularly vexing in both Yukio Mishima and Jean Genet, since their lives pose serious ... More


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


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


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


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