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Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism (Steven Heine Dale S Wright (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2000) 9780195117493
Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism (Steven Heine Dale S Wright (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2000) 9780195117493
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Title: Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism

Author: Heine, Steven Dale S Wright (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780195117493

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been severely limited, contributors to this collection examine previously unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition, and highlight the rich complexity and diversity of koan practice and literature.Table of ContentsAbbreviations List of Contributors Introduction: Koan Tradition--Self-Narrative and Contemporary Perspectives 1 The Form and Function of Koan Literature: A Historical Overview 2 The Antecedents of Encounter Dialogue in Chinese Ch'an Buddhism 3 Mahakasyapa's Smile: Silent Transmission and the Kung-an (Koan) Tradition 4 Kung-an Ch'an and the Tsung-men t'ung-yao chi 5 Visions, Divisions, Revisions: The Encounter between Iconoclasm and Supernaturalism in Koan Cases about Mount Wu-t'ai 6 "Before the Empty Eon" versus "A Dog Has No Buddha-Nature": Kung-an Use in the Ts'ao-tung Tradition and Ta-hui's Kung-an Introspection Ch'an 7 Koan History: Transformative Language in Chinese Buddhist Thought 8 Ikkyu and Koans 9 Transmission of Kirigami (Secret Initiation Documents): A Soto Practice in Medieval Japan 10 Emerging from Nonduality: Koan Practice in the Rinzai Tradition since Hakuin 11 Koan and Kensho in the Rinzai Zen Curriculum Index
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