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The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism / Edition 1

The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism / Edition 1

by Garma C.C. Chang
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ISBN-13: 9780271011790
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2001
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Renowned for his English translation of The 100,000 Songs of Milarepa, Garma Chen-Chi Chang was also the author of The Practice of Zen and The Teachings of Tibetan Yoga, and the editor and translator of A Treasury of Mahāyāna Sūtras. At the time of his death in 1988, Dr. Chang was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Notes for the Prologuexxv
Part 1The Realm of Totality2
The Infinity of Buddha's Realm3
A Dialogue Concerning Totality14
Non-Obstruction--The Pivot of Totality18
Fa Tsang's Hall of Mirrors22
The Causes of Totality25
The Ten Stages of the Bodhisattva's Enlightenment28
The Inconceivable Dharmas of the Buddhas48
Samadhi, Miracle, and Dharmadhatu51
Notes for Part One53
Part 2The Philosophical Foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism58
Introduction to Part Two59
Section 1The Philosophy of Emptiness60
Sunyata--the Core of Buddhism60
The Gist of the Heart Sutra64
The Prologue66
Illustration of the True Voidness67
The Rationale of "Form Is Emptiness"69
The No-Self Doctrine and Svabhava Sunyata75
The Svabhava Way of Man's Thinking84
The Doctrine of the Absolute Emptiness88
Absolute Sunyata and the Doctrine of Being89
Absolute Sunyata and Absolute Transcendence95
Absolute Emptiness in the Heart Sutra97
The Ten Similes of Emptiness100
Sunyata and Logic102
The Two Truths System107
The Two Truths on Three Levels108
The Non-Abiding Nature of Sunyata110
Further Discussions of True Emptiness112
The Significance of Sunyata115
Notes for Part Two, Section One118
Section 2The Philosophy of Totality121
Mutual Penetration and Mutual Identity--the Two Basic Principles of Hwa Yen Philosophy121
The Metaphor of the Ocean-Mirror Samadhi124
The Obstructions of Disclosure and Concealment126
The "Round View" and the "Round Doctrine"128
The "Round View" and Logical Consistency132
A Discussion of Mutual Identity136
The Philosophy of the Four Dharmadhatus141
The Dharmadhatu of Shih (Events)142
The Dharmadhatu of Li (Principle)142
The Dharmadhatu of Non-Obstruction of Li Against Shih (Li-shih Wu-ai)143
The Dharmadhatu of Non-Obstruction of Shih Against Shih (Shih-shih Wu-ai)153
An Elaboration of the Ten Mysteries155
The Harmonious Merging of the Six Forms
Notes for Part Two, Section Two170
Section 3The Doctrine of Mind-Only172
The Mind and the External World172
The Alaya Consciousness and Totality182
Notes for Part Two, Section Three184
Part 3A Selection of Hwa Yen Readings and the Biographies of the Patriarchs186
The Great Vows of Samantabhadra [from the Hwa Yen Sutra]187
A Commentary on the Heart Sutra197
The Buddhist Teaching of Totalityvii
On the Meditation of Dharmadhatu207
On the Golden Lion224
The Biographies of the Patriarchs231
Notes for Part Three240
List of Chinese Terms243

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