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


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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

Classic Asian Philosophy

Is Zen a philosophy? The reader should bear in mind both the central role of
argument in what we would consider to be philosophy, and also that the
argument (as in some of the philosophies discussed earlier in this book) can be
largely ...

Author: Joel Kupperman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195133349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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In recent years, Asian philosophies have captured increasing attention in the West, setting off a profusion of new translations of classic Asian philosophical texts like the Analects and the Tao te Ching. Yet these texts are often inaccessible to Western readers because of subtleties of the concepts and other difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. Classic Asian Philosophy is designed to give someone new to Asian philosophy a clear sense of its most foundational and widely available texts, ranging from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen. It presents philosophies that are at the roots of the cultures of India, China, Korea, and Japan, as well as other countries of south and east Asia. Each chapter brings a classic text to life, conveying the vitality and appeal of the work, while at the same time explaining its philosophical roots and the reasons for the positions it takes. The only book of its kind, Classic Asian Philosophy is an highly accessible guide to philosophy and culture, as well as a guide to further reading.

Zen Awakening and Society

Zen claims that by virtue of this prajna cultivated in practice one begins to discern
the far-reaching and often subtle impact of ... Zen arguments that given the nature
of karma all people ultimately must shoulder responsibility for Apartheid or the ...

Author: Christopher Ives

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824814533

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Zen Awakening and Society considers the relationship between Zen and social ethics by examining ethical facets of Zen practice and satori, as well as the traditional socio-political role of Zen in Japan, ethical reflection by key Zen thinkers, those resources and pitfalls in Zen relevant to ethics, and possible avenues along which Zen Buddhists could begin to formulate a self-critical, systematic social ethic.

The Language of Zen

So , it might be useful when we come across Zen arguments against the subject -
object distinction , to remember that cats and dogs “ naturally " object to one
another , don't they ? That is , they look at one another as objects dogs being
objects ...

Author: Richard Burnett Carter

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402747012

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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A book generously sprinkled with Zen Buddhist poems, quotes and illustrations provides both brief and in-depth examinations of key Zen terms.

Logic Language and Zen

... arguing and reasoning by questioning , arguing and reasoning with them , we
are still left with the question : What is wrong with these objections and
arguments ? The answer is simple : Jones , Suzuki and the other Zen
commentators have ...

Author: Henry Rosemont


ISBN: UVA:X002622472

Category: Buddhism and philosophy

Page: 318

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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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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 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 McPhail

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438412657

Category: Philosophy

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.

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 inspiring.--Amazon.com.

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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Zen Buddhism India and China with a new supplement on the Northern School of Chinese Zen

In his address he reviewed Zen tradition in China , relating how Bodhidharma , a
prince from South India , had brought the ... have been completely taken aback
by the arguments and proofs advanced by the champion of the Southern school .

Author: Heinrich Dumoulin

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X002559712

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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An updated edition of a seminal study on the history of Zen Buddhism describes the development and the philosophy of the Zen school, traces its roots in the traditions of ancient India and the influence it received from Chinese Taoism. Original.

The Human Revolution

One of the most widely advanced Zen arguments for the justification of the Zen
approach is a story about Brahma and the Buddha . After asking him to teach him
the Law , Brahma gave Sakyamuni a flower . Sakyamuni accepted the flower and

Author: Daisaku Ikeda


ISBN: UOM:39015066319289

Category: Buddhism

Page: 140

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Chronicles the efforts of Jōsei Toda, the second president of the Soka Gakkai, to construct this Buddhist organization upon his release from Sugamo Prison at the end of World War II.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

The 1838 ) , < Zénaïde , daughter of Joseph Bonaparte , Zenonian arguments are
in point of fact attempts at such and wife of Charles ... NL . , < Zeus ( Zen- )
sidered wonderful by those students who have come to zenaide ( zo - nā'id ) , n .

Author: William Dwight Whitney



Category: Biography


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Imperial Way Zen

Despite the importance of Ichikawa’s writings, this volume is the first by any scholar to outline his critique.

Author: Christopher Ives

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824862961

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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During the first half of the twentieth century, Zen Buddhist leaders contributed actively to Japanese imperialism, giving rise to what has been termed "Imperial-Way Zen" (Kodo Zen). Its foremost critic was priest, professor, and activist Ichikawa Hakugen (1902–1986), who spent the decades following Japan’s surrender almost single-handedly chronicling Zen’s support of Japan’s imperialist regime and pressing the issue of Buddhist war responsibility. Ichikawa focused his critique on the Zen approach to religious liberation, the political ramifications of Buddhist metaphysical constructs, the traditional collaboration between Buddhism and governments in East Asia, the philosophical system of Nishida Kitaro (1876–1945), and the vestiges of State Shinto in postwar Japan. 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. Lucid and balanced in its methodology and well grounded in textual analysis, Imperial-Way Zen will attract scholars, students, and others interested in Buddhism, ethics, Zen practice, and the cooptation of religion in the service of violence and imperialism.


In Anbetracht des manchmal geäußerten Arguments, man könne beim Gamelan-
Spiel nicht hinreichend auf andere Musiker hören, wenn man mit Notenlesen
beschäftigt sei, fragt man sich, wie dies denn Jazzmusiker bewerkstelligen.



ISBN: STANFORD:36105133281183

Category: Museums


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Says a Zen Master : ' If you utter the name of Buddha , wash your mouth twice . '
So Zen does not want us to waste our time and energy in unnecessary discus
sion and argument . A Zen Master says : “ The sun and the moon carry out their ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3621382



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Japanese Religions

However , his arguments will be spilt effort for those who have a closer
knowledge and experience of Zen . The reason for his failure is not that he
primarily chooses a rationalphilosophical approach to Zen in order to grasp its
essence , as ...



ISBN: UOM:39015040003629

Category: Japan


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The Encyclopedia of Religion

Most of this activity seems to have been devoted not to the propagation of Zen but
to the reform of Tendai Buddhism . ... In an attempt to defend himself and justify
his espousal of Zen , Eisai wrote Közen gokokuron ( Arguments in Favor of the ...

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0029097401

Category: Religion

Page: 580

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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.