Released on 2019Categories Philosophy

Treatise on Awakening Mah=ay=ana Faith

Treatise on Awakening Mah=ay=ana Faith

Author: John Jorgensen

Publisher: Oxford Chinese Thought

ISBN: 9780190297701

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

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Dasheng qixin lun, or Treatise on Awakening Mah=ay=ana Faith , has been one of the most important texts of East Asian Buddhism since it first appeared in sixth-century China. It outlines the initial steps a Mah=ay=ana Buddhist needs to take to reach enlightenment, beginning with the conviction that the Mah=ay=ana path is correct and worth pursuing. The Treatise addresses many of the doctrines central to various Buddhist teachings in China between the fifth and seventh centuries, attempting to reconcile seemingly contradictory ideas in Buddhist texts introduced from India. It provided a model for later schools to harmonize teachings and sustain the idea that, despite different approaches, there was only one doctrine, or Dharma. It profoundly shaped the doctrines and practices of the major schools of Chinese Buddhism: Chan, Tiantai, Huayan, and to a lesser extent Pure Land. It quickly became a shared resource for East Asian philosophers and students of Buddhist thought. Drawing on the historical and intellectual contexts of Treatise's composition and paying sustained attention to its interpretation in early commentaries, this new annotated translation of the classic, makes its ideas available to English readers like never before. The introduction orients readers to the main topics taken up in the Treatise and gives a comprehensive historical and intellectual grounding to the text. This volume marks a major advance in studies of the Treatise, bringing to light new interpretations and themes of the text.
Released on 2003-01-01Categories Religion

The Awakening of Faith

The Awakening of Faith

Author: Asvaghosa

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048643141X

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 813

This guide to a complex system of Buddhism is so authoritative that it has been employed in the instruction of Buddhist priests. Translated by a distinguished scholar, the text discusses the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism, including how humans can transcend their finite state, practices and techniques to assist in the awakening and growth of faith.
Released on 2001Categories Religion

Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna

Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna

Author: Aśvaghoṣa

Publisher: Jain Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780895819390

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 925

The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism. Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western religions. The books' title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here. This book is said to have been written for those who find the wordiness of extensive discourse wearisome, and who prefer a brief treatise with a lot of meaning. Doctrinally, it presents the tathagata-garbha or Buddha-matrix teachings in their most developed form.This abstruse text is translated here by the distinguished D.T. Suzuki. The translation by Yoshito Hakeda published elsewhere is made from the Chinese version of Paramartha, while this one is made from the Chinese version of Siksananda.
Released on 2021Categories Philosophy

The Awakening of Faith and New Confucian Philosophy

The Awakening of Faith and New Confucian Philosophy

Author: John Makeham

Publisher: East Asian Buddhist Philosophy

ISBN: 9004471235

Category: Philosophy

Page: 516

View: 216

"This innovative volume demonstrates how and to what ends the writings of Xiong Shili, Ma Yifu, Tang Junyi and Mou Zongsan adopted and repurposed conceptual models derived from the Buddhist text Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith. It shows which of the philosophical positions defended by these New Confucian philosophers were developed and sustained through engagement with the critical challenges advanced by scholars who attacked the Treatise. It also examines the extent to which twentieth-century New Confucians were aware of their intellectual debt to the Treatise and explains how they reconciled this awareness with their Confucian identity"--
Released on 2015-06-24Categories Religion

Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna

Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna

Author: Teitaro Suzuki

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330285395

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 924

Excerpt from Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna: Translated for the First Time From the Chinese Version Acvaghosha is the philosopher of Buddhism. His treatise on The Awakening of Faith is recognised by all Northern schools and sects as orthodox and used even to-day in Chinese translations as a text-book for the instruction of Buddhist priests. The original Sanskrit text has not been found as yet, and if it should not be discovered somewhere in India or in one of the numerous libraries of the Buddhist vihâras, it would be a great loss; for then our knowledge of Açvaghosha's philosophy would remain limited to its Chinese translation. Açvaghosha's treatise on The Awakening of Faith is a small booklet, a monograph of the usual size of Chinese fascicles, comprising in its Chinese dress no more than about 10,800 characters, and may be read through in a few hours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Released on 2005-12Categories Religion

Awakening of Faith, The

Awakening of Faith, The

Author: Aśvaghoṣa

Publisher: Bdk America

ISBN: 1886439338

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The Awakening of Faith is one of the basic texts of Mahayana Buddhism, used by most of its major schools. The popularity of the text in East Asian Buddhism is well attested by the numerous works written on it throughout the ages in China, Korea, and Japan. It is hoped that this translation of the work will prove of value to Western readers in increasing their understanding of the basic tenets and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. This book includes extensive commentary within the text to illuminates the meaning of many passages in this important treatise.
Released on 1983-01-01Categories Religion

Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment

Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment

Author: Sung-bae Park

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873956737

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 928

Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment explains how sudden enlightenment occurs through the awakening of patriarchal faith. This is the non-dual affirmation that one is already Buddha as opposed to the doctrinal, dualistic faith that one can become Buddha. The essence of the presentation is that patriarchal faith forms the basis for sudden enlightenment in Zen meditation. For the practitioner, this book establishes the Zen method of mind-cultivation on a higher level by introducing a new understanding of awakening right faith. Included is extensive material on the history of faith in Buddhism with the main attention devoted to Ch'an (Zen) and Hua-yen. There are also substantial discussions of Buddhist antecedents to these schools and of the Pure Land School. This is the first book in English to examine the central role of faith in Mahayana Buddhism. The author's approach develops from his personal experiences as a son (Zen) monk of the Chogye order, which was heavily influenced by the integration of meditation and scriptural study established by Chinul.
Released on 2003Categories Buddhism

Buddhist Spirituality

Buddhist Spirituality

Author: Takeuchi Yoshinori

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120819446

Category: Buddhism

Page: 578

View: 965

Of all the great religions, it is Buddhism that has focused most intensively on that aspects of religion that we call spirituality. No religion has ste a higher value on states of spiritual insight and liberation, and none has set forth so methodologically and with such a wealth of reflection the various paths and with such a wealth of reflection the various paths and disciplines by which such states are reached. The aim of the volumes on Buddhism is to survey the entire tradition both chronologically and geographically in the varieties of its historical forms and in the great diversity of its teachings.
Released on 2010Categories Religion

Korean Thought and Culture

Korean Thought and Culture

Author: Chai-Shin Yu

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426944963

Category: Religion

Page: 127

View: 557

During its five thousand years of history and culture, Korea has been attacked and invaded by other countries eight hundred times. Despite all its past tragedies, Korea has risen from the ashes and become one of the ten strongest economic countries in the world-all because its people have kept their thoughts, culture, and roots alive. In Korean Thought and Culture: A New Introduction, Dr. Chai-Shin Yu shares the results of his extensive research. He offers careful interpretation of historical facts and in-depth exploration of past events, while determining whether Old-Korean thought culture has always existed independently or arose initially through the sole influence of China. A seasoned lecturer on Korean culture and thought, Dr. Yu relies on his professional experience to provide a comprehensive study of Korean and East Asian thought and culture, the influence of Korea on Japanese culture, Korean philosophers, and other Asian and Christian thoughts and cultures. One hundred years since the Japanese invasion and sixty years after the attack of North Korea, Korean Thought and Culture: A New Introduction offers a new perspective on long-held beliefs and challenges anyone to take a new look at Korean thought and the history and culture of this fascinating country.
Released on 2009-01-29Categories Religion

One Korean's Approach to Buddhism

One Korean's Approach to Buddhism

Author: Sung Bae Park

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791477106

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 474

Insights into the experience and philosophy of Buddhism from a Korean perspective. This book presents the author?s lifelong study and practice of Buddhism from a Korean perspective. With depth, sensitivity, and candor, Sung Bae Park discusses his country?s contribution to Mahayana Buddhism and also shares his personal experience. A monk in the Korean Chogye order during his early twenties, Park is uniquely qualified to offer the reader some valuable insights into the experience and philosophy of the Zen Buddhist. Focusing on the Korean concepts mom (which refers to the body) and momjit (which refers to its gestures or functions), Park examines their nondual, interdependent nature and their relevance to ordinary human beings who are living in these turbulent times. He also introduces a specialized spiritual practice using the hwadu, which aids the religious practitioner in loosening his conceptual, intellectual grip on his life and the world around him. In addition, the author explores the relevance of his views to other religions and philosophies, including Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Those well acquainted with Buddhism will find much food for thought here, as familiar topics such as emptiness, nonduality, and enlightenment are presented in a refreshingly original way, and those new to Buddhist thought may find themselves stimulated to learn more. A helpful glossary of terms is included. Sung Bae Park is Professor of Asian Philosophy and Religions and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He is the author of Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment, also published by SUNY Press.
Released on 2019-02-18Categories Religion

Neo-Confucianism in Korea

Neo-Confucianism in Korea

Author: Chai-shin Yu

Publisher: Jain Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875731063

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 744

Chinese and Japanese Neo-Confucius scholars have traditionally claimed that Korean Neo-Confucianism was an imitation of Chinese Neo-Confucianism, a belief which was generally accepted by Western scholars. Now, this book edited from the theses of representative Korean Neo-Confucius scholars, shows that the three Korean scholars, T'aegye, Yulgok and Dasan in the Chosŏn Dynasty, developed Neo-Confucianism as a national political and religious philosophy which became specialized in a uniquely Korean way.