Dogen and Soto Zen

This Zen teaching, he argued, transcends the biased grasping of the inferior
Vinaya.65 Daisen affirmed this position by adding that since the robe that
Sakyamuni gave to Mahakasyapa was gold brocade it would be acceptable for
the Zen ...

Author: Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199324873

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Dogen and Soto Zen builds upon and further refines a continuing wave of enthusiastic popular interest and scholarly developments in Western appropriations of Zen. In the last few decades, research in English and European languages on Dogen and Soto Zen has grown, aided by an increasing awareness on both sides of the Pacific of the important influence of the religious movement and its founder. The school has flourished throughout the medieval and early modern periods of Japanese history, and it is still spreading and reshaping itself in the current age of globalization. This volume continues the work of Steven Heine's recently published collection, Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies, featuring some of the same outstanding authors as well as some new experts who explore diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Soto Zen sect (or Sotoshu) in early Kamakura-era Japan. The contributors examine the ritual and institutional history of the Soto school, including the role of the Eiheji monastery established by Dogen as well as rites and precepts performed there and at other temples.

Imperial Way Zen

In his arguments about the causes of Imperial-Way Zen, Ichikawa focuses on
Zen's epistemology, metaphysics, and views of society and history. He situates
the first of these foci at the center of his critique, writing at length about the ethical

Author: Christopher Ives

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824833312

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Despite the importance of Ichikawa¿s writings, this volume is the first by any scholar to outline his critique. In addition to detailing the actions and ideology of Imperial-Way Zen and Ichikawa¿s ripostes to them, Christopher Ives offers his own reflections on Buddhist ethics in light of the phenomenon. He devotes chapters to outlining Buddhist nationalism from the 1868 Meiji Restoration to 1945 and summarizing Ichikawa¿s arguments about the causes of Imperial-Way Zen. After assessing Brian Victoria¿s claim that Imperial-Way Zen was caused by the traditional connection between Zen and the samurai, Ives presents his own argument that Imperial-Way Zen can best be understood as a modern instance of Buddhism¿s traditional role as protector of the realm. Turning to postwar Japan, Ives examines the extent to which Zen leaders have reflected on their wartime political stances and started to construct a critical Zen social ethic. Finally, he considers the resources Zen might offer its contemporary leaders as they pursue what they themselves have identified as a pressing task: ensuring that henceforth Zen will avoid becoming embroiled in international adventurism and instead dedicate itself to the promotion of peace and human rights.

From Africa to Zen

What we now see as the distinctively philosophic genres do not emerge , that is
to say , until the time of the conceptual revolution centering on argument ,
although there are in the Upanishads , the Great Epic , and elsewhere ,
expressions of ...

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742513505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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In the second edition of this groundbreaking text in non-Western philosophy, fifteen experts introduce some of the great philosophical traditions in the world. The dozen essays collected here unveil exciting, sophisticated philosophical traditions that are too often neglected in the western world. The contributors include the leading scholars in their fields, but they write for students coming to these concepts for the first time. Building on revisions and updates to the original essays on China, India, Japan, and the Americas, this new edition also considers three philosophical traditions for the first time-Jewish, Buddhist, and South Pacific (Måori) philosophy.

Zen in the Art of Rhetoric

Perhaps it was this extremely emotional experience that colored Bloom's views
on race relations in the university, but he also presents other arguments against
feminism and contemporary literary criticism that seem more informed, if one ...

Author: Mark Lawrence McPhail

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791428036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.

Logic Language and Zen

arguing , reasoning , etc . , so that he would be absolutely free - - free from all
analytic disputations . 26 If we may ignore the question of how Suzuki thought he
would be able to get his readers to stop questioning , arguing and reasoning by ...

Author: Henry Rosemont


ISBN: UVA:X002622472

Category: Buddhism and philosophy

Page: 318

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Nietzsche and Zen

Arguments. Buddhist philosophical traditions can be seen as “emerging traditions
” that call for an engagement with Western philosophical thinkers. Nietzsche is a
prime candidate for such an engagement. He can be considered a transcultural ...

Author: André van der Braak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739165508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming without a Self, André van der Braak juxtaposes Nietzsche with four influential representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna, Linji, Dogen, and Nishitani. In doing so, he reveals Nietzschean philosophy as a philosophy of continuous self-overcoming, in which even the notion of "self" is overcome, and allows a greater understanding of Nietzsche through the lens of Zen and vice versa. This treatment will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

Japanese and Western Phenomenology

Chapter 18 Phenomenology of Zen Algis Mickunas Ohio University Abstract:
Husserlian phenomenology traces experience to its roots in ... Once the
arguments open the unexplicated, although unavoidable phenomena, the
phenomenological ...

Author: Philip Blosser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792320751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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This volume has been developed from the first extensive meeting of Japanese and Western phenomenologists, which was sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. and the Phenomenological Association of Japan and held in Sanda City. Chiefly philosophical and chiefly concerned with Husserl's thought, it also shows links with several human sciences and such figures as Wilhelm Dilthey, Eugen Fink, Martin Heidegger, Max Scheler, Alfred Schutz, and well as with Zen and the Japanese tradition in phenomenology, which is second only to the German in age and has recently blossomed anew. Further such meetings have occurred and are planning, building upon this foundation.

Philosophical Studies of Japan

by Hideo KISHIMOTO I The Zen Buddhists place emphasis on the ... Nothingness
( mu ) ” is the typical expression frequently used in the Zen arguments .



ISBN: UVA:X030573417

Category: Japan


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Zen Buddhist Rhetoric in China Korea and Japan

Now again, the M dhyamika is building his argument upon the premise of
emptiness, which remains a premise and it ... the opponents' views, still most of
the arguments in Madhyamaka writings employ the principle of nyat as a

Author: Christoph Anderl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004185562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 473

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Through a diachronic and comparative approach this book offers a comprehensive study of Zen Buddhist linguistic and rhetoric devices in China, Korea, and Japan. It draws a vivid picture of the complexity of Zen Buddhist literary production in interaction with doctrinal and ritual issues, as well as in response to the sociopolitical contexts.

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

And that truth can only be ascertained by the careful , painstaking process of
examining arguments and counterarguments . Are there solid arguments for the
claims associated with “ enlightenment experience ” ? If SO , the experience is
either ...

Author: Ronald L. DiSanto

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: UOM:39076001153555

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 407

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When Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig's work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. This guidebook serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader's journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, it has become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.

Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy

Each morning I would wake up , go to the Berkeley Zen Center , and meditate for
an hour in the calm , still quiet . ... It was difficult to find a way to apply meditation
practice to family arguments : Sitting down , ringing a bell , and stopping to take ...

Author: Robert Rosenbaum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0876308914

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Written with the practitioner in mind, this concise, useful overview of the theory and practice of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology explains the dimensions and uses of natural and logical consequences - the bases of Adlerian/Individual Psychology. Now entering its fourth edition, Adlerian Counseling has withstood the test of time thanks to its practical approach and its coverage of a variety of settings (school, home, community, business) and populations (children, adolescents, adults).

Zen Arguments

This is a class showcase volume. It is embedded in the the teaching materials that set the stage for these student works.This volume is the result of hard work and peer cooperation.

Author: Intermediate English 2070

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1727020499


Page: 102

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This is a class showcase volume. It is embedded in the the teaching materials that set the stage for these student works.This volume is the result of hard work and peer cooperation. Each work was created for a writing class in which the work of Kenneth Burke stood at the center. The object of the class was to consider Burke's Dramatistic Pentad, Identification and Division, and the concept of Terministic Screens as a way to both analyze Texts and to guide the production of genres. These are but a few of the successes crafted during the course. The works contained in this volume remain the property of their authors and all ascociated copyrights remain with those individual authors. Any reproduction of this text in part or in total, (except under fair educational use provisions) without expressed written consent of the individual author is prohibited . Edited By: Joseph W. Robertshaw

Hardcore Zen

When Nishijima says Buddhism doesn't accept reincarnation, arguments usually
follow. But I've never once seen the old man back down. It seems that for a lot of
people today, Buddhism is the belief in reincarnation. There must be a hundred ...

Author: Brad Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.

Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism

So by using the competitive arguments of a large number of people, and striving
to find a theory that is in conformance with the experience of all the individuals,
we have a larger chance of finding the true nature of the material universe. The
act ...

Author: Karun Philip

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595205141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

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A Cure for Poverty? This book provides a new explanation of why capitalism succeeds where it does, yet fails to achieve universal welfare as its most vocal proponents claim it ought to. By looking at the issue of the meta-knowledge problem—how disadvantaged people do not know how to find out what knowledge is valuable, where to acquire it, and how to finance it—the book discovers the core reason for enduring poverty of entire communities. The book starts with a core axiom that knowledge is fallible (and meta-knowledge even more so) and discusses the implications of that for ideas in welfare, education, entrepreneurship, banking, law, ethics and religion. In its Appendix, entitled "A Rationalist's Guide to Religion" the book provides an interpretation of the world's major faiths in light of the fallibility axiom.

Radical Zen

A monk asked , “ Leaving out all words , detached from all arguments — how is it
( Zen ) then ? " . Jūshū said , “ I don ' t know about death . " The monk said , “ But
that is your state of mind , isn ' t it ? ' ' Jūshū said , " Indeed it is . " The monk said ...

Author: Zhaozhou (Shi)


ISBN: UOM:39015001395592

Category: Zen Buddhism

Page: 160

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The old Zen master Joshu (Zhaozhou also Chao-chou is one of those prototypical figures in classical Zen literature, the unpredictable protagonist of many of the key cases in the major koan collections. Come to think of it, many of our standard stereotypes of the Zen Master can be traced to this figure--irascible and blunt, down-to-earth and practical, prone to answer religious questions with seemingly off-the wall non-sequiturs and paradoxes if not a good sharp smack in the face. Regardless of the now probably untraceable layers of historical fact and later legend swirled about within this image, then, it's of vital importance in understanding the Zen tradition and its development, not to mention its current sense of identity. And so the classic Zen text purporting to be Chao-chou's recorded sayings, wonderfully translated in this book by Yoel Hoffman, is as extremely significant as it is quizzically enjoyable and underhandedly

Zen is Eternal Life

These metaphysical arguments lead quite naturally to the study of the true nature
of mind which , when realised ... These theories and metaphysical arguments
show the great Zen Patriarchs endeavouring down the centuries to clarify the ...

Author: Jiyu Kennett


ISBN: UVA:X030120559

Category: Sōtōshū

Page: 452

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Teaching Mysticism

... IBE: 219–226, 245–262 Week 10—Son/Zen Meditation: Practitioners'
Perspectives Read: Batchelor and Sun'gyong: ... Smart (1996, 167), as well as
Gimello's discussion (1978, 171– 172) of Smart's earlier (1958) version of this
argument. 5.

Author: William B. Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208639

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom. This volume addresses the diverse literature surrounding mysticism in four interrelated parts. The first part includes essays on the tradition and context of mysticism, devoted to drawing out and examining the mystical element in many religious traditions. The second part engages traditions and religio-cultural strands in which ''mysticism'' is linked to other terms, such as shamanism, esotericism, and Gnosticism. The volume's third part focuses on methodological strategies for defining ''mysticism,'' with respect to varying social spaces. The final essays show how contemporary social issues and movements have impacted the meaning, study, and pedagogy of mysticism. Teaching Mysticism presents pedagogical reflections on how best to communicate mysticism from a variety of institutional spaces. It surveys the broad range of meanings of mysticism, its utilization in the traditions, the theories and methods that have been used to understand it, and provides critical insight into the resulting controversies.

Plato s Sun

In this context, some of Derrida's arguments, as well as the non-arguments of a
Zen master, are briefly presented. Nietzsche Contra Plato We may as well let the
next domino fall. The anti-metaphysical, naturalist, and neo-sceptic trends
running ...

Author: Andrew Lawless

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038098

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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In "Plato's Sun," Andrew Lawless takes on the challenge of creating an introductory text for philosophy, arguing that such a work has to take into account of the strangeness of the field and divulge it, rather than suppress it beneath traditional certainties and authoritative pronouncements.

Zen Buddhism

THE TENDAI TRADITION AND CHINESE ZEN This central question is not really
given a clear answer in the Közen gokokuron . Although Eisai defends himself
with a barrage of counter - arguments , his final position is ambiguous . On the
one ...

Author: Heinrich Dumoulin


ISBN: 0029082404

Category: Japan

Page: 500

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