Daoism, Buddhism-Related Web Pages
(See 5 Chinese Classics)
Terms: Buddhism in India, Early China
- 3 Major Phases before Chan/Zen
- 1) Early Indian Buddhism
(Nikaya Buddhism), 2) Two-Fold Truth of Mahayana
Buddhism, 3) Early Philosophical Schools of
Terms: Early Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China
on the Platform Sutra of Hui-neng
- The Platform Sutra is
an early Chinese Chan (Zen) scripture and the source
of the Sudden Gradual distinction.
on the Sudden/Gradual Distinction
- The distinction between Sudden
and Gradual awakening (enlightenment) began in China
in the eighth century in the Chan (Zen) school.
Sudden awakening was regarded as superior to the
gradual cultivation of enlightenment. Eventually,
this supremacy of sudden awakening became the norm
for all of East Asian Buddhism (China, Japan,
- Mark Unno,
"The Nembutsu as the Path of the Sudden Teaching,"
unpublished paper, IASBS Conference, 1995
- Explains Shinran's view of Sudden Awakening in Pure
Terms: Dogen's Zen Buddhism
- Notes on
- Dogen's Zen Buddhism in
Medieval Japan (Kamakura Period 1185-1333) draws on
the sudden/gradual distinction.
Terms: Shinran's Pure Land Buddhism (Shin Buddhism)
- Mark Unno,
"The Nembutsu of No Meaning and the Problem of
Pure Land: New Series 10-11 (1994), 105-121.
- Notes on Zen
Evidence of a female Zen master during the Kamakura
of Japanese Buddhism from the Sixth through the
Twelfth Centuries (Asuka through Heian Periods)
of Selected Readings
Goldberg on Writing in Zen, from The Sun magazine