How Zen became Zen : the dispute over enlightenment and the formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-dynasty China (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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How Zen became Zen : the dispute over enlightenment and the formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-dynasty China

Author: Morten Schlütter
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2008
Series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, 22
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the twelfth century, Linji (Rinzai) Chan master Dahui Zonggao (1089-1163) railed against "heretical silent illumination Chan" and advocated kanhua (koan) meditation as an antidote. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morten Schlütter
ISBN: 9780824832551 0824832558
OCLC Number: 473906076
Notes: "A Kuroda Institute book."
Chan Buddhism in the Song: some background. The Chan school and the Song state. Procreation and patronage in the Song Chan school. A new Chan tradition: the reinvention of the Caodong lineage in the Song. A dog has no Buddha-nature: Kanhua Chan and Dahui Zonggao's attacks on silent illumination. The Caodong tradition as the target of attacks by the Linji tradition. Silent illumination and the Caodong tradition
Description: x, 289 s. ; 24 cm
Series Title: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, 22
Responsibility: Morten Schlütter

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"Having challenged established ideas and provided insights into the development of Song Chan traditions, this book will serve as a vital point of departure for future Chan studies. It is an important Read more...

 
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