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A Study of Wencai and the Core Teaching in New Commentary on Zhao Lun
Author 釋妙淨 (著)=Shih, Miao-jing (au.)
Publisher Url
Location宜蘭縣, 臺灣 [I-lan hsien, Taiwan]
Content type博碩士論文=Thesis and Dissertation
Advisor索羅寧=Prof. Kirill J. Solonin
Publication year97
KeywordYuan Buddhism; Wencai; Huayan; Core Teaching; New Commentary on Zhao Lun
AbstractZhao Lun by Sengzhao is accredited for its clarification of the concepts of existence, emptiness, wisdom and reality. In the history of Chinese Buddhism, many learned masters have incorporated traditional Chinese thinking and Buddhist thoughts in their study of Zhao Lun. In this respect, this research is concerned with the influence of Zhao Lun possibly had on the formation and development of the Huayan Buddhist thought, especially during the later period of the Song and Yuan dynasties. Huayan thinkers since the Tang Dynasty were accustomed in using the paradigm of integrating meditation practices and doctrinal teachings (禪教合一) to construct an integrated whole. On this basis, the Huayan patriarchs had attempted to integrate the study of prajJA with the teachings of Huayan as an application of the unobstructed integration. This Huayan explanatory technique for the teachings of other Buddhist traditions may be originally inspired by Fazang’s Commentary on Heart Sutra. The study of Wencai has provided a better understanding of the extent to which Huayan tradition had continued into the early Yuan Dynasty. In the chapter of Core Teaching in New Commentary on Zhao Lun, Wencai had showed special interest in understanding Jingyuan’s commentary on Zhao Lun from Huayan perspective. Therefore, historical and textual analyses are applied in this study for clarifying the intellectual history and development of Huayan Buddhism through the Song and Yuan Dynasties.
Table of contentsAbstract ii
Acknowledgement iii
Abbreviations v

Chapter 1. Zhao Lun in Chinese Buddhism 1
1.1. Structure of Zhao Lun 4
1.2. The Commentaries 6
1.3. The “Mind” in Huayan Context 8

Chapter 2. Biography of Wencai 13
2.1. Life of Wencai 13
2.2. Works of Wencai 17
2.3. Intellectual Background of Wencai 20

Chapter 3. A Study of Core Teaching 24
3.1. Translation of Wencai’s Core Teaching 25
3.2. Thoughts of Wencai on Core Teaching 43
3.2.1. The one mind of reality is the core teaching 45
3.2.2. Paradigms of principle and phenomenon of one source for explanatory purpose 48
3.2.3. Practice of Righteous Contemplation 51

Chapter 4. Wencai in Yuan Buddhism 55
4.1. Thoughts of Sengzhao, Jingyuan and Wencai 58
4.2. Conclusions 61
4.3. Future Considerations 62

Appendix A. List of Commentaries and Sub-commentaries on Zhao Lun. 64
Appendix B. Original Texts in Chinese 65
B1. Life of Wencai 65
B2. Biography of Wencai’s disciples 65
B4. Core Teaching of Sengzhao 66
B5. New Commentary on Zhao Lun by Wencai 67
Appendix C. Translation of Preface to Collection of Annotation on Zhao Lun by Jingyuan 71
Bibliography 72
Created date2009.11.24
Modified date2016.02.01

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