The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: A Phenomenological Study of Kukai and Dogen

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1985 1st Edition 1. pp. 250. Physical description: 250 p.; 23 cm. Subjects: Kukai, 774-835--Dogen, 1200-1253--Experience (Religion)--Buddhism--Japan. Contents: Phenomenology ... and comparative philosophy--A phenomenological description of bodymind--Kukai: a descriptive philosophy--Kukai: first order bodymind awareness as enlightment--Dogen: A descriptive philosophy--Dogen: first order bodymind awareness as enlightenment--Phenomenology and Japanese Buddhist philosophy. Very good copy in the original colour-printed boards. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Sun fading to spine. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Table of Contents

1. A Precautionary Note
2. An Overview of the Study


1. Phenomenology and Comparative Philosophy
2. Is Phenomenology Truly Presuppositionless?
3. The Relation between Philosophy and Culture
4. The Relation between Phenomenological and Scientific Methods: A Critical Appraisal

2. A Phenomenological Description of Bodymind
1. Phenomenology as the Study of Essences
2. A Phenomenological Description of Bodymind Experience
3. The Essential Bodymind Quality in All Experience
a. First Order Bodymind Awareness
(1) Bodymind awareness as the condition for noetic and noematic relations
(2) Bodymind awareness as the dynamic quality of all experience
(3) Bodymind awareness as the condition for the spatio-temporal character of experience
b. Second Order Bodymind Awareness
c. Third Order Bodymind Awareness

3. Kukai: A Descriptive Philosophy
1. Introductory Background
2. The Prescriptive and Speculative Aspects of Kukai's Metaphysics; the Secret and Mystic Aspects of Enlightenment
a. Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhist Philosophy
b. Hosshin seppo
c. Sanmitsu
d. Sokushin jobutsu
e. Hongaku
3. Kukai's Metaphysics and Philosophy of Enlightenment: A Descriptive Account
a. Phenomenalism and Reflexive Phenomenological Methodology
b. Exoteric and Esoteric Thinking: Modes of Experience and the Pathway to Enlightenment
(1) The Vehicles for the First Order Bodymind Awareness
(a) Mantras
(b) Madalas
(c) Mudras

4. Kukai: First Order Bodymind Awareness As Enlightenment
1. The Neutralization of Thetic Positings
2. The Expanded Periphery and Experience of the Horizon in toto
3. Dynanism and Simultaneity
4. Sedimentation and Bodymind Awareness
5. Kukai's Description of Paradigmatic Modes of Experience: A Summary

5. Dogen: A Descriptive Philosophy
1. Introductory Background
2. Dissolving the Rift Between Theory and Practice
a. Hongaku
b. Shinjun datsuraku
c. Shusho ichinyo
d. Sokushin zebutsu
e. Hosshin seppo
3. The Descriptive Project of Shobegenzo
a. Genjokoan
b. Shinjingakudo
c. Uji
d. Kaiinzanmai

6. Dogen: First Order Bodymind Awareness As Enlightenment
1. The Technique of Cultivating Zazen Awareness
2. Hishiryo and Thetic Neutralization
3. The Expanded Periphery, Horizon in toto and Zazen Awareness
4. Dynamism and Zazen Awareness
5. Simultaneity and Zazen Awareness
6. Sedimentation and First Order Bodymind Awareness

7. Phenomenology and Japanese Buddhist Philosophy
1. An Appraisal of Our Method
2. The Relation Between Philosophy and Culture Revisited
3. Phenomenology and Japanese Philosophy


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