The Story of Chinese Zenby Nan Huai-Chin
The Story of Chinese Zen begins with the premise that the climate during Shakyamuni's founding of/i>
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The development of Zen in China is really the story of the flourishing of Chinese philosophy, arts and literature beginning as far back as the Han Dynasty and earlier. Master Nan Huai-Chin offers an engaging chronicle of both in this groundbreaking work.
The Story of Chinese Zen begins with the premise that the climate during Shakyamuni's founding of Buddhism in India ultimately influence the differences behind Hinayana and Mahayana thought, practice, and methods of seeking enlightenment. From therebeginning with its transmission to ChinaMaster Nan outlines the Zen School, exploring influences on the development of Zen before the early Tang Dynasty, different meanings of studying Zen and pursuing the heart and goal of Zen." He explores the relationship between Zen and new-Confucianism and the inseparability of religion and Zen from Chinese literature and philosophy, especially Taoism.
Born in Zhejiang province, China in 1918, Nan Huai-Chin has studied under thirty-two major Taoist and Buddhist masters, including the masters of the Esoteric School of Buddhism in Tibet, from whom he received the title of Esoteric Master. He has published over thirty books and is widely recognized as one of the foremost scholars on Zen and Taoism.
Therefore, when you want to adjust human emotions, it is necessary to have a kind of literary art that can transcend the mental realm between apparent reality and the emotions. Only then is it possible for emotion and thought to sublimate themselves to a state of mind similar to a religious state, whereby it is possible to transcend the environment of apparent reality.The inseparable continuity of religion and literature depend on the highest values of religious thought being formulated into the highest realm of literature. The life and wisdom of Zen flourished in the milieu of Chinese culture precisely because it developed a special independent literature that was able to influence all aspects of the culture, much like the example in the West of the Bible. In the end, the connection of Zen and Chinese literature is deep and intimate, transcending differences in doctrine and philosophy, interweaving scholarship and meditation to cultivate the best in human individuals and their society.
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