India and China

ISBN-10: 0941532895

ISBN-13: 9780941532891

Edition: 2005

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Unparalleled in scope and detail, this classic history of Zen covers all important ideas and developments in the tradition from its beginnings in India through the Sung period in China.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: World Wisdom, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword to the 1988 Edition
Prologue to the 1988 Edition
Linguistic Conventions
Preface
Note to the 2005 Edition by James W. Heisig
Introduction
Beginnings and Roots in India
Sakyamuni, the Enlightened One
The Figure of the Buddha The Great Experience
The Transmission of Enlightenment
The Zen Buddhist View of Sakyamuni
The Yogic Element in Buddhism
Essential Characteristics of Yoga
The Practice of Meditation in Indian Buddhism
Nirvana: The Final Goal of the Buddhist Way
The Roots of Zen in Yoga
The Essentials of Mahayana
The Beginnings of Mahayana
The Bodhisattva Ideal
Buddhology The History of Mahayana Buddhism
The Mahayana Sutras and Zen
The Spiritual and Intellectual Context of Zen
The Sutras of Perfect Wisdom-Prajnaparamita
The Doctrine of Totality-Avatamsaka (Hua-yen)
The Response of Silence-Vimalakirti
Psychological Perspectives-The Lankavatara Sutra
Origins and Blossoming in China
Preparations in Chinese Buddhism
The Historical Understanding of Zen
The Reception of Buddhism in China
Kumarajiva and the School of the "Middle Way"
Seng-chao Tao-sheng
The Early Period Bodhidharma-History and Legend
The Image of Bodhidharma in Zen History
Hui-k'o and Seng-ts'an Tao-hsin and Hung-jen
The Split between the Northern and Southern Schools
The "Suddenness" of the South and "Gradualness" of the North
The Northern School
The Claim of the Southern School
The Ox-Head School
The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch
The Tun-huang Text and its Sources
The Biography of Hui-neng
Sudden Enlightenment as Seeing into One's Nature
The Mahayana Doctrines of No-Mind and the Buddha Nature
The Zen Movement after Hui-neng
The Beginnings of the "Zen of the Patriarchs"
Schools and Currents
The Two Main Lines of Chinese Zen
Strange Words and Extraordinary Actions
Monastic Life
Lin-chi
The Generational Line From the Life of Lin-chi
Themes from the Rinzairoku
Lin-chi and His School
Characteristics of the Five Houses
The Persecution of Buddhism
The "Five Houses"
Kuei-yang: Experience in Action
Lin-chi: Threefold and Fourfold Formulas
Ts'ao-tung: "The Five Ranks"
Yiin-men: "The One-Word Barriers"
Fa-yen: The Interpenetration of Attributes
The Sung Period: A Time of Maturation
Zen and the Spirit of the Age
Koan Practice and Koan Collections
Aspects of the Koan Method
The Two Mainstreams of Zen
Developments in Culture and Society
The "Five Mountains" and "Ten Temples"
Zen Buddhism and the Neo-Confucians
Zen Art Syncretistic Tendencies and Decline
Epilogue
Supplement: The Northern School of Chinese Zen
Abbreviations
Chronological Table
Chinese Characters
Genealogical Tables
Index of Names and Titles
Index of Terms and Subjects
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