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Zen

A form of meditation that emphasizes direct experience.
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See his Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch'an (Leiden: Brill, 2005)
As part of a larger study of the social history of the Ch'an Buddhist order and lineage, which began in China and spread to Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, Jorgensen (Japanese studies, Griffith U.
In Yogacara and later Hua-Yen and Ch'an in China, however, "suchness" took on the meaning of the positive character of phenomena themselves, and under Fa-tsang and the Hua-Yen school, it came to be identified with the "wondrous being" of things, or the totality of reality in both its transcendental and phenomenological aspects.
I began to see the Sunday lectures at the Ch'an Center twisted the kinds of simple and profound clarifications I was beginning to have into something cosmically grandiose and impossible for the ordinary mortal to achieve in this lifetime.
of Hawai'i Press, 1990), 251-57; idem, "The Ordination Ritual in the Platform Sutra within the Context of the East Asian Buddhist Vinaya Tradition," in Fo Kuang Shan Report of International Conference on Ch'an Buddhism (Kaohsiung: Fo-kuang shan, 1990), 220-50; L.
In this reading, Ch'an (Zen) was a revolution that undermined the scholastic tradition of sutra interpretation and rewrote the history of Buddhism in China according to new criteria.
Inventing Huineng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch'an.
On Mount Song, see Bernard Faure, "Relics and Flesh Bodies: The Creation of Ch'an Pilgrimage Sites," in Pilgrims and Sacred Sites in China, 150-89; and Tonami Mamoru [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], The Shaolin Monastery Stele on Mount Song, tr.
This is standard Ch'an doctrine, of course, although it is a doctrine Huang chose to ignore when he made incense a "massed defense" against "vulgar atmosphere" in the second blended-incense poem.
The Bodhidharma Anthology is a collection of texts attributed to Bodhidharma, the "first patriarch" of the Ch'an lineage in China, and to his immediate disciples.
Previous research on Tsung-mi, most of it published in Japanese, has focused largely on his role as a historian who chronicled the lineages of early Ch'an (Zen) and championed his own line of filiation (the Ho-tse branch of the "southern lineage" of Ch'an) as the best.