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Buddhist Teaching of Totality : The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism
Author Chang, Garma C. C.
Date1971.06.01
Pages270
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
Publisher Url http://www.psupress.org/
LocationUniversity Park, PA, US
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
KeywordBeing;Brahman;Causality;Emptiness;Epistemology;業=Karma=Kamma;Mind;Self;Totality;禪宗=Zen Buddhism=Zazen Buddhism=Chan Buddhism=Son Buddhism; Hwa Yen;Chang, Garma C. C.;
AbstractThe Hwa Yen School was established in the T'ang period, roughly in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. by outstanding
thinkers such as Tu Shun and Fa Tsang. The teaching of this School is based mainly upon the Gandavyuha or Avatamsaka Sutra
and draws inspiration from it. Its messages are directed to those who appreciate the one inspiring Infinity of Buddhahood
revealed in Buddha's Enlightenment experience. Inspired by the revelation of the all-embracing Totality in this Sutra, the
pioneer Hwa Yen thinkers developed what was at that time a novel approach to Buddhist thinking. They taught that the correct
way of thinking is to view things through a multiple or totalistic approach. Hwa Yen is a synthesis of all major Mahayana
thoughts, a philosophy of totalistic organism. The three major concepts of Mahayana--namely, the philosophies of Totality,
of Emptiness and of Mind only--are all merged into a unity. This volume includes the gist and the essential elements of Hwa
Yen teachings, especially the philosophical aspects. The author offers here a useful mixture of translated passages, factual
information and discussion, and finest quality of the book being its clarity. Garma Chen-Chi Chang, Professor of Buddhism in
the Department of Religious Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, is an acknowledged expert on the theory and
practice of Tibetan Yoga and Zen and is considered one of the foremost scholars and teachers of Buddhist philosophy in the
Western world.

Table of contents
PART ONE: THE REALM OF TOTALITY
The Infinity of Buddha's Realm
A Dialogue concerning Totality
Non-Obstruction-The Pivot of Totality
Fa Tsang's Hall of Mirrors
The Causes of Totality
The Ten Stages of the Bodhisattva's Enlightenment
The Inconceivable Dharmas of the Buddhas
Samadha, Miracle, and Dharmadhatu
PART TWO: THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HWA YEN BUDDHISM
Section One: The Philosophy of Emptiness
Sunyata-the Core of Buddhism
The Gist of the Heart Sutra
The No-Self Doctrine and Svabhava Sunyata
The Doctrine of the Absolute Emptiness
Sunyata and Logic
Further Discussions of True Emptiness
The Significance of Sunyata
Section Two: The Philosophy of Totality
Mutual Penetration and Mutual Identity-the Two Basic
Principles of Hwa Yen Philosophy
A Discussion of Mutual Identity
The Philosophy of the Four Dharmadhatus
Section Three: The Doctrine of Mind-Only
The Mind and the External World
The Alaya Consciousness and Totality
PART THREE: A SELECTION OF HWA YEN READINGS AND THE BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PATRIARCHS
The Great Vows of Samantabhadra
A Commentary on the Heart Sutra
On the Meditation of Dharmadhatu
On the Golden Lion
The Biographies of the Patriarchs
Epilogue
List of Chinese Terms
Glossary
Index
ISBN0271011793
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Created date2001.08.16



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