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Buddhist Teaching of Totality The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism

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ISBN-10: 0271011793

ISBN-13: 9780271011790

Edition: 1971

Authors: Garma C. C. Chang

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That The Buddhist Teaching of Totality is a unique and long-needed contribution to buddhological literature in English cannot be denied. Not only is it one of the very few introductions to a school of Chinese Buddhism other than Ch'an, it is one of the few attempts in any language to present systematically the essential features of the Flower (Hwa Yen) Garland School, perhaps the most philosophical sophisticated example of Buddhist syncretism ever to be produced. -Journal of the American Oriental Society
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 1971
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 9/15/1970
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Notes for the Prologue
The Realm of Totality
The Infinity of Buddha's Realm
A Dialogue Concerning Totality
Non-Obstruction--The Pivot of Totality
Fa Tsang's Hall of Mirrors
The Causes of Totality
The Ten Stages of the Bodhisattva's Enlightenment
The Inconceivable Dharmas of the Buddhas
Samadhi, Miracle, and Dharmadhatu
Notes for Part One
The Philosophical Foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism
Introduction to Part Two
The Philosophy of Emptiness
Sunyata--the Core of Buddhism
The Gist of the Heart Sutra
The Prologue
Illustration of the True Voidness
The Rationale of "Form Is Emptiness"
The No-Self Doctrine and Svabhava Sunyata
The Svabhava Way of Man's Thinking
The Doctrine of the Absolute Emptiness
Absolute Sunyata and the Doctrine of Being
Absolute Sunyata and Absolute Transcendence
Absolute Emptiness in the Heart Sutra
The Ten Similes of Emptiness
Sunyata and Logic
The Two Truths System
The Two Truths on Three Levels
The Non-Abiding Nature of Sunyata
Further Discussions of True Emptiness
The Significance of Sunyata
Notes for Part Two, Section One
The Philosophy of Totality
Mutual Penetration and Mutual Identity--the Two Basic Principles of Hwa Yen Philosophy
The Metaphor of the Ocean-Mirror Samadhi
The Obstructions of Disclosure and Concealment
The "Round View" and the "Round Doctrine"
The "Round View" and Logical Consistency
A Discussion of Mutual Identity
The Philosophy of the Four Dharmadhatus
The Dharmadhatu of Shih (Events)
The Dharmadhatu of Li (Principle)
The Dharmadhatu of Non-Obstruction of Li Against Shih (Li-shih Wu-ai)
The Dharmadhatu of Non-Obstruction of Shih Against Shih (Shih-shih Wu-ai)
An Elaboration of the Ten Mysteries
The Harmonious Merging of the Six Forms
Notes for Part Two, Section Two
The Doctrine of Mind-Only
The Mind and the External World
The Alaya Consciousness and Totality
Notes for Part Two, Section Three
A Selection of Hwa Yen Readings and the Biographies of the Patriarchs
The Great Vows of Samantabhadra [from the Hwa Yen Sutra]
A Commentary on the Heart Sutra
The Buddhist Teaching of Totality
On the Meditation of Dharmadhatu
On the Golden Lion
The Biographies of the Patriarchs
Notes for Part Three
List of Chinese Terms