David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 55 (3):426 - 446 (2005)
: Scholars have underestimated and misunderstood the distinction between Sōtō and Rinzai, the two major branches of Zen Buddhism, because they have either parroted the sectarian polemics of the schools themselves or, as in the case of prominent scholars Carl Bielefeldt and T. P. Kasulis, dismissed these polemics as deriving from institutional politics rather than substantive doctrinal or practical differences. Here it is attempted for the first time to understand the polemics of these two schools as reflecting a real disparity in concept and practice. The psychological concept of manas of the Yogācāra or "mind-only" school, a Buddhist philosophical tradition that is foundational to Mahāyāna Buddhist meditation practice and to Zen, is investigated.This concept is used to explicate the mental mechanics of meditation in order to appreciate the criticisms of classical Zen Masters directed against each other and thereby to understand important conceptual and practical differences between the two schools
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dale Stuart Wright (1998). Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism. Cambridge University Press.
Tamarack Song (2011). Song of Trusting the Heart: A Classic Zen Poem for Daily Meditation. Sentient Publications.
Mark T. Unno (1999). Questions in the Making: A Review Essay on Zen Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Buddhist and Comparative Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (3):507 - 536.
James W. Heisig & John C. Maraldo (eds.) (1995). Rude Awakenings: Zen, the Kyoto School, & the Question of Nationalism. University of Hawai'i Press.
Jin Y. Park (2005). Zen Language in Our Time: The Case of Pojo Chinul's Huatou Meditation. Philosophy East and West 55 (1):80-98.
Cristina Rocha (2007). The Other Side of Zen: A Social History of Sōtō Zen Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan (Review). Philosophy East and West 57 (4):599-601.
Kirill O. Thompson (2011). Fox Koan and Dream: Dogen's New Light on Causality and Purity. Asian Philosophy 21 (3):251 - 256.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #102,779 of 1,096,517 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #47,418 of 1,096,517 )
How can I increase my downloads?