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Author Nan, Huaijin.

Title The story of Chinese Zen / by Nan Huai-chin ; translated by Thomas Cleary.

Published Boston : C.E. Tuttle, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  294.39270951 NAN    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description ix, 258 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Tuttle library of enlightenment.
Tuttle library of enlightenment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Background. Ch. 1. Connections Between Buddhism and Historical Chinese Culture -- Pt. II. A Brief Introduction to the Contents of Buddhist Study. Ch. 2. The Background of Indian Culture. Ch. 3. The Contribution to Humankind and the World Made by Shakyamuni's Leaving Home and Attaining Enlightenment. Ch. 4. Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism. Ch. 5. Mahayana Thought -- Pt. III. An Outline of the Zen School. Ch. 6. Zen and Its Roots. Ch. 7. Influences on the Development of Zen Before the Early T'ang Dynasty. Ch. 8. The Sixth Patriarch of Zen. Ch. 9. The Great Flourishing of Zen in the Early T'ang Dynasty -- Pt. IV. Some Keys to Studying Zen. Ch. 10. On the Use of Colloquialisms. Ch. 11. Understanding Some Important Technical Terms. Ch. 12. Important Points in Reading Zen Classics -- Pt. V. The Heart and Goal of Zen. Ch. 13. The True Goal of Zen Study. Ch. 14. The Process of Zen: Mental Work and Insight. Ch. 15. Nirvana and the Aim of Zen.
Ch. 16. On the Zen Fashion of Emphasizing Concentration on a Word or Saying During and After the Sung and Yuan Dynasties. Ch. 17. The Doctrine of the Three Barriers and the Realm of Zen Investigative Meditation Since the Yuan and Ming Dynasties -- Pt. VI. The Relationship Between Zen and Neo-Confucianism. Ch. 18. The Sources of Zen Buddhism's Influence on Neo-Confucianism. Ch. 19. Neo-Confucianism and the Sayings and Doings of the Zen Masters -- Pt. VII. Zen and Chinese Literature. Ch. 20. Zen and the Evolution of the Realm of Ideas in Literature of the Sui and T'ang Dynasties and Thereafter. Ch. 21. The Importance of the Relationship of Zen and Literature.
Summary The Story of Chinese Zen begins with the premise that the climate during Shakyamuni's founding of Buddhism in India ultimately influenced the differences behind Hinayana and Mahayana thought, practice, and methods of seeking realization. From there - beginning with its transmission to China - Master Nan outlines the Zen School, exploring influences on the development of Zen before the early T'ang dynasty, different means of studying Zen and pursuing "the heart and goal of Zen". He explores the relationship between Zen and neo-Confucianism and the inseparability of religion and Zen from Chinese literature and philosophy, especially Taoism.
Subject Zen Buddhism -- China.
Buddhism -- China -- History.
China -- Civilization -- Zen influences.
ISBN 0804830509