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The Dharma of Emanuel Swedenborg: A Buddhist Perspective
Author Loy, David R.
Source Buddhist-Christian Studies
Volumev.16
Date1996
Pages11 - 35
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
Publisher Url http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/t3-buddhist-christian-studies.aspx
LocationHonolulu, HI, US [檀香山, 夏威夷州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
Note440; First Published in Arcana:A Journal of the Swedenborg Association, Autumn 1995, v.2 n.1, 5-31. Revised version reprinted as the afterword to D. T. Suzuki, Swedenborg:Buddha of the North, Translated by Andrew Bernstein, West Chester, Penn., Swedenborg Foundation, 1996, 89-125.
Keyword佛教人物=Buddhist
AbstractAlthough several have noticed the similarities between the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg and the teachings of Bud- dhism (among them Philangi Dasa and D. T. Suzuki), there have been no modern systematic comparisons. The parallels include teachings on the self (or, more accurately, no self), the divine, emptiness, interdependence, evil, and the spirit world. These seem to far outweigh the differences, such as some teachings on the afterlife. The similarities might be a useful bridge for facilitating Buddhist-Christian dialogue. Hidden under Judaic-Christian names, phrases, and symbols, and scattered throughout dreary, dogmatic, and soporific octavos, are pure, precious blessed truths of Buddhism. Philangi Dasa, Swedenborg the Buddhist (1887) Revolutionary in theology, traveler of heaven and hell, great man of the spiritual world, great king of the mystical realm, clairvoyant unique in history, scholar of incomparable vigor, scientist of penetrating intellect, gentleman free of worldly taint: all of these combined into one make Swedenborg.... Those who wish to cultivate their spirit, those who bemoan the times, must absolutely know of this person.-D. T. Suzuki, Swedenborg (1913).
Table of contentsI 14
II 17
III 20
IV 24
V 26
VI 27
VII 30
VIII 31
CONCLUSION 32
NOTES 32
ISSN08820945 (P); 15279472 (E)
DOI10.2307/1390147
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Created date2002.02.02
Modified date2017.08.03



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