By Sung Bae Park
Buddhist religion and surprising Enlightenment explains how surprising enlightenment happens during the awakening of patriarchal religion. this is often the non-dual confirmation that one is already Buddha in preference to the doctrinal, dualistic religion that you may turn into Buddha. The essence of the presentation is that patriarchal religion kinds the foundation for unexpected enlightenment in Zen meditation. For the practitioner, this publication establishes the Zen approach to mind-cultivation on the next point through introducing a brand new figuring out of awakening correct faith.
Included is broad fabric at the background of religion in Buddhism with the most recognition dedicated to Ch'an (Zen) and Hua-yen. There also are vast discussions of Buddhist antecedents to those faculties and of the natural Land School.
This is the 1st ebook in English to check the important function of religion in Mahayana Buddhism. The author's technique develops from his own reviews as a son (Zen) monk of the Chogye order, which was once seriously encouraged by way of the combination of meditation and scriptural examine validated by way of Chinul.
Sung Bae Park is Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions on the middle for spiritual reports, nation college of latest York at Stony Brook.
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Faith (Buddhism) 2. Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism) I. Title. II. Series. ) 10 9 8 7 CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction 1 Part One: Faith 1. The Primacy of Faith in Buddhism 11 2. Patriarchal Faith and Doctrinal Faith 19 3. Buddha-nature and Patriarchal Faith 25 4. Essence-Function versus Subject-Object Constructions 35 5. Nonbacksliding Faith and Backsliding Faith 43 6. The Two Truths and Skill-in-Means 49 Part Two: Practice 7. The Unity of Faith and Enlightenment in Practice 55 8. Bodhidharma's Wall Meditation 59 9.
According to Li, with the initial awakening of faith, the bodhisattva has three realizations: (1) He is awakened to the fact that his body and mind are originally the dharmadhatu*. . . (2) He is awakened to the truth that his body and mind, and even his faculty of discriminating itself are originally the Buddha of immovable wisdom. (3) He is awakened to the truth that the marvelous wisdom of discriminating right and wrong is none other than Manjusri*. 3 The radical nature of Li's conception of faith should now be apparent.
Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism) I. Title. II. Series. ) 10 9 8 7 CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction 1 Part One: Faith 1. The Primacy of Faith in Buddhism 11 2. Patriarchal Faith and Doctrinal Faith 19 3. Buddha-nature and Patriarchal Faith 25 4. Essence-Function versus Subject-Object Constructions 35 5. Nonbacksliding Faith and Backsliding Faith 43 6. The Two Truths and Skill-in-Means 49 Part Two: Practice 7. The Unity of Faith and Enlightenment in Practice 55 8. Bodhidharma's Wall Meditation 59 9.