Dhyana Buddhism in China, Its History and Teaching by Chou Hsiang-Kunang

By Chou Hsiang-Kunang

This booklet, divided into 5 components, explains the starting place and unfold of the faith all through China. It additionally explains the 3 branches of Buddhism¡ "the Pali, Han and Tibetan"; and their affects on either old and modern day China.

Show description

Read or Download Dhyana Buddhism in China, Its History and Teaching PDF

Best buddhism books

The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology

Now in paperback, this useful consultant to cultivating compassion supplies Buddhist and mental perception correct the place we'd like it most—navigating the problems of our day-by-day lives.

Compassion is frequently visible as a far off, altruistic perfect cultivated via saints, or as an unrealistic reaction of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion during this method, we lose out on experiencing the transformative capability of 1 of our so much ignored internal resources.

Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, exhibiting how its sensible software in our existence could be a robust strength achieve happiness. Combining the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner provides transparent, powerful practices for cultivating compassion in day-by-day residing.

Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of Madhyamika System

Submit 12 months word: First released in 1955

The Madhyamika philosophy is, within the author’s view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and during that during the total variety of Indian philosophy. This quantity is a research of the Madhyamika philosophy in all its vital facets and is split into 3 parts:

Historical: this lines the beginning and improvement of the Madhyamika philosophy.

The moment half concentrates on an entire and important exposition of the Madhyamika philosophy, the constitution of its dialectic, its belief of absolutely the and its ethics and religion.

The final a part of the e-book compares the Madhyamika with a number of the famous dialectical structures of the West (Kant, Hegel and Bradley) and undertakes a brief learn of different absolutisms (Madhyamika, Vijnanavada and the Vedanta).

Writings from the Zen Masters

Those are detailed tales of undying knowledge and realizing from the Zen Masters. With wealthy and engaging stories of swords, tigers, tea, vegetation and canines, the writings of the Masters problem each belief - and search to carry all readers towards enlightenment. all through historical past, a few books have replaced the area.

Seven works of Vasubandhu, the Buddhist psychological doctor

Vasubandhu essentially the most recognized Mahayana Buddhist philosophers wrote works on an enormous number of matters. this number of translations contains the Vadavidhi a piece on common sense the Panca-skandhaka-prakarana which bargains with the aggregates making up 'Personality'; the Karmasiddhi prakarana, which in explaining psychic continuity, additionally assaults many good points of past Buddhist psychology; the recognized Vimsalika and Trimsika, which take Buddhist psychology into hitherto unexplored parts; the Madhyanta-Vibhaga-bhasya, some of the most profound books for Mahayana awareness; and the Tri-svabhava-nirdesa which indicates a manner for ridding realization of ensnaring psychological structures.

Additional info for Dhyana Buddhism in China, Its History and Teaching

Example text

In fact, what I propose to divide in several periods of Dhyana Buddhism are spread over a period right up to the end and it is impossible to cut them into pieces. But I take a particular nature of Dhyana Buddhism in the particular period and propose to give a name to it. Why I call this period of Dhyana Buddhism as Patriarchal Dhyana of excelling Buddha ? Because it em­ phasises on patriarch’s teachings and excelled Buddha. ’ Moreover at that time, if any one was to raise a question about Dhyana, he will ask what is the signi­ ficance of Patriarch Bodhidharma coming from the West?

Mui-neng and His Disciples After Hung-jen's death, the Dhyana Sect was divided into two schools, Northern and Southern. Shen-hsil, who had written the first stanza, founded a school in North and obtained royal patronage at the time, while Hui-neng also established a rival school in the South which spread as far as Japan and Korea. I have already mentioned in the previous sub-chapter that Hui-neng was called upon by the 5th Patriarch in his room in the mid-night for religious instructions. The 5th , Patriarch expounded the Vajrachchedxka Sutra to Huineng.

4. A special transmission outside the Scriptures; No dependence upon words and letters; Direct pointing to the soul of man; and Seeing into one’s own nature. In brief, a direct transmission of the Dharma lamp with­ out depending on words, and the direct seeing into one’s nature. ’ Bodhidharma, as it might be well surmized, was very much hated and abused by those who followed Buddhist Vinaya and Sutras. ) who sincerely 20 DHYANA BUDDHISM IN CHINA [Ch. and truly followed Bodhidharma for new doctrine Bodhidharma tailght Hui-k’o his main two-fold thesis, comprising of ‘Faith’ and ‘Practice’.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 4 votes