|13/07/2010 14:08 (GMT+7)|
It is a rare treat find in the April, 1953, number of Philosophy
East and West a controversy between such learned scholars as Hu Shih and
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki about the philosophy which one calls Ch'an and
the other Zen.  Suzuki is a Buddhist and Hu a pragmatist. The one
finds transcendentalism and the other finds naturalism in the same
masters, even in the same passages.
|13/07/2010 14:07 (GMT+7)|
the Zen school great significance is attributed
to the realization of emptiness (`suunyataa) through
meditation (zazen). In this article I will discuss the
relationship between such realization and the concept of
|24/06/2010 13:34 (GMT+7)|
Japanese Buddhism has been enriched by the lives of a goodlynumber
of dynamic, perceptive, often dramatic and sometimeserratic
saints. I think there is little doubt that the mostgifted mind
among them was that of Doogen Kigen, who lived inthe first half of
the thirteenth century.
|24/06/2010 13:33 (GMT+7)|
People often ask, "Is Zen a form of Buddhism?" The
answer to this question is both yes and no. The answer should be "Yes"
because, historically speaking, Zen is a form of Buddhism which was
founded by Bodhidharma in China in the sixth century.
|24/06/2010 13:26 (GMT+7)|
A great deal has been written by medical doctors on the
functioning of the brain/ and by mediators on the effects of meditation
on the human personality. Medical researchers/ who have attempted to
bridge this gap through scientific studies on the efficacy of meditation
in bringing about physiological and mental changes in the human
personality, have been downright skeptical concerning meditation's
|24/06/2010 13:25 (GMT+7)|
American interest in Zen Buddhism is growing. This response to an
Oriental outlook must answer to a need. Some people seem to feel that
here is the whole answer to what ails the West. There is no hiding the
fact that Western civilization, and the United States in particular,
confronts not only problems which its science can cope with but also
troubles for which more than science is required.
|24/06/2010 13:24 (GMT+7)|
this unique approach has several merits. It acquaints the reader with
the Japanese viewpoint, simultaneously denying that Zen need be
inscrutable and impenetrable, while cautioning against wholesale
translation of Zen ideas into Western :terminology.
|24/06/2010 13:24 (GMT+7)|
To understand Zen one must abandon all he has acquired by way of
conceptual knowledge and stand before it stripped of every bit of the
intellection he has patiently accumulated around him. When, for
instance, Dewey talks of "the here and the now," as quoted by Dr. Ames,
they both neglect to face the problem personally and sec what it
experientially tells them.
|13/07/2010 14:07 (GMT+7)|
One of my first impressions after reading Dr. Hu Shih's learned
and instructive paper on Zen Buddhism in China is that he may know a
great deal about history but nothing about the actor behind it. History
is a kind of public property accessible to everybody who is at liberty
to handle it according to his judgment.
|13/07/2010 14:05 (GMT+7)|
Freedom, as it has been propounded in the rich variety of theories to
be found in Western philosophy, has seldom been conceived as an
achieved quality of a person. In this article I would like to
demonstrate that "freedom" can best be understood in this manner and
that one of the most interesting expressions of this view may be found
in the work of the Japanese "critic" Zeamia (1363-1443), the "founder"
of the aesthetics of the traditional Nohb drama.
|16/07/2011 02:36 (GMT+7)|
practice of mindfulness/awareness meditation is common to all Buddhist
traditions. Beyond that, it is common to, inherent in, all human beings.
|03/12/2010 00:28 (GMT+7)|
Colombo, Sri Lanka
-- Man comprises of mind and body. Modern medical science is now
according an important place to the mind, but the Buddha over 2,500
years ago emphasised the invaluable role of the mind.
|14/12/2010 23:30 (GMT+7)|
the 1990s, based on his genuine knowledge of truth and deep
understanding of the problems contemporary people face, Master Jing Hui,
Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China, Chairman of the
Buddhist Association of Hebei Province, and Abbot of Bailin Temple,
presented the Sheng Huo Chan (the contemporary Chinese spelling of the
accepted word "zen") to teach and spread the Chan tradition in the
|14/12/2010 23:29 (GMT+7)|
The Matrix certainly can't be explained in a single sentence. Mavbe not even in two or three.
In the first
of the trilogy's installments, Morpheus and friends attempted to explain
it, but their vague(含糊的，暖昧的)，circular and alinost religiously
enigmatic(高深莫测的)attempts at clarification(澄清，净化)mostly left us
scratching our heads and asking, "What are you talking about?"
|08/01/2011 00:17 (GMT+7)|
that particular gorgeous Spring day, fragrant incense wafted through
the village temple. Many Buddhist followers swamped the sanctuary
respectfully offering New Year incense to the Buddhas. The throng of
people flowed unendingly in and out of the temple area; all their faces
brilliantly shone with the blissful contentment that seemed to never
have known sufferings and hardship
|08/01/2011 00:28 (GMT+7)|
Brockton, MA (USA)
-- Serenity may be closer than you think, but it takes a little
discipline. A Buddhist monk offers suggestions on small ways you can
change your life and find peace.
|05/04/2011 07:20 (GMT+7)|
Sri Lanka -- It takes more than an hour by bus from Kandy, a very rocky
tuktuk ride up a mountain and exposure to blood-thirsty leeches to get
to the Meditation Centre.
|19/05/2011 14:20 (GMT+7)|
Recent studies suggest that months to
years of intensive and systematic meditation training can improve
the lengthy training required has made it difficult
to use random assignment of participants to conditions to confirm these
|11/06/2011 18:09 (GMT+7)|
The inherent suitability of the poetic form for
communicating the ineffable has long been known to
poet-practioners in all mystical traditions. Poetry
offers possibilities of indirection and evocation
far beyond those of any prose style.
|11/06/2011 18:06 (GMT+7)|
Ch'an Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in three maincurrents. These are: from Kim Ho-shang's teachings, from WuChu's teachings and from Mo ho yen's teachings. The variousforms of Ch'an gained wide popularity. So much so that thefirst Tibetan born abbot of the most important monasticcenter, bSam yas, was a Ch'an master.