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By Jeffrey Lyle Broughton

ISBN-10: 0231143923

ISBN-13: 9780231143929

Japanese Zen frequently means that textual studying ( gakumon) in Buddhism and private adventure ( taiken) in Zen are separate, however the profession and writings of the chinese language Tang dynasty Chan grasp Guifeng Zongmi (780-841) undermine this department. For the 1st time in English, Jeffrey Broughton provides an annotated translation of Zongmi's magnum opus, the Chan Prolegomenon, besides translations of his Chan Letter and Chan Notes.

The Chan Prolegomenon persuasively argues that Chan "axiom realizations" are similar to the lessons embedded in canonical be aware and that one that transmits Chan needs to use the sutras and treatises as a customary. jap Rinzai Zen has, because the Edo interval, marginalized the sutra-based Chan of the Chan Prolegomenon and its successor textual content, the Mind Mirror ( Zongjinglu) of Yongming Yanshou (904-976). This publication comprises the 1st in-depth therapy in English of the missed Mind Mirror, positioning it as a restatement of Zongmi's paintings for a track dynasty audience.

The principles and types of the Chan Prolegomenon, usually disseminated in East Asia throughout the conduit of the Mind Mirror, have been hugely influential within the Chan traditions of track and Ming China, Korea from the overdue Koryo onward, and Kamakura-Muromachi Japan. furthermore, Tangut-language translations of Zongmi's Chan Prolegomenon and Chan Letter represent the very foundation of the Chan culture of the nation of Xixia. As Broughton indicates, the sutra-based Chan of Zongmi and Yanshou used to be even more normative within the East Asian global than formerly believed, and readers who search a deeper, extra whole knowing of the Chan culture will adventure a shocking reorientation during this book.

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