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智顗與聖嚴觀心法門於禪病之對治=Masters Zhi-Yi and Sheng-Yen’s Treatment of “Chan Sickness” by Chan Meditation
Author 郭秀年 (著)=Guo, Xiu-nian (au.)
Source 2021 第八屆漢傳佛教與聖嚴思想國際學術研討會
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Location臺北, 臺灣 [Taipei, Taiwan]
Content type會議論文=Proceeding Article
Keyword權疾; 實疾; 善用心; 默照禪; 話頭禪; 禪病; 四運心; Chan Sickness; Good Intentions; Four Immeasurables; Silent Illumination; Meditation; Hua-Tou Meditation


“There is a body, therefore there is sickness,” means that we inevitably have to face disease and suffering. Although the physical body can be treated with medical science, “disease originates in the mind,” which reminds us to reflect on the root causes of the disease. In other words, can we transform our mind when confronted with disease? The two masters emphasise practice and liberation, and Master Zhiyi says that “single-pointed concentration eliminates all ills,” and that “single-pointedness of the ill mind is the dharmanature of the dharma-realm.” Master Sheng-yen says that “good intentions cure all ills,” referring to Chan sickness.

Buddhism as the study of life, or as the medicine of the mind, will not say otherwise, that is, the doctrine of the sudden and perfect practice. This paper intends to explore the views of Masters Zhiyi and Sheng-yen and their views of disease and comparative discussion of therapeutic methods. This may provide another direction for the study of physical and mental healing. This paper combines the Perfect Teaching, the therapeutic method of cessation and contemplation, and the “good intentions” of Sheng-yen’s treatment of Chan sickness, in particular, to achieve the “mindless” state of physical and mental comfort to cure the Chan sickness.
Created date2022.06.14

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