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Zen

A form of meditation that emphasizes direct experience.
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Part one introduces the history of Chan Buddhism in the context of seventeenth-century China.
Yongzheng, a patron and practitioner of Chan Buddhism, found out about the dispute between the two Chan masters after reading some polemical essays collected in their respective recorded sayings.
He identifies several factors--including the reinvention of textual ideals, involvement of literati, development of Chan communities and disputes over Dharma transmission--which can be attributed to the rise and fall of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth-century China.
In reference to Chan Buddhism, Liu identifies this cultivation of the nondiscriminatory mind as "noble wisdom" where "[d]ifferences are appearances only; in essence everything is the same" (320).
22) The first patriarch was Bodhidharma (470-543) who was the twenty-eighth patriarch who brought the original Indian teachings to China and thereby became the first patriarch in Chinese Chan Buddhism.
Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown provides an informative and enjoyable introduction to the neglected poetry of Chan Buddhism.
What he calls "Buddhism" certainly is not identical with Chan Buddhism or, more specifically, with its Linji School.