By Zhenji Zhang
The Hwa Yen college of Mahayana Buddhism bloomed in China within the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. this day many students regard its doctrines of vacancy, Totality, and Mind-Only because the crown of Buddhist idea and as an invaluable and certain philosophical approach and clarification of guy, international, and existence as intuitively skilled in Zen perform. For the 1st time in any Western language Garma Chang explains and exemplifies those doctrines with references to either oriental masters and Western philosophers. The Buddha's mystical event of infinity and totality presents the framework for this aim revelation of the 3 pervasive and interlocking thoughts upon which any examine of Mahayana philosophy needs to count. Following an introductory part describing the fundamental adjustments among Judeo-Christian and Buddhist philosophy, Professor Chang offers an intensive, expertly built part at the philosophical foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism facing the middle thought of real Voidness, the philosophy of Totality, and the doctrine of Mind-Only. A concluding part comprises choices of Hwa Yen readings and biographies of the patriarchs, in addition to a word list and checklist of chinese language phrases.
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A caravan was slowly making its way through a Tibetan desert under a scorching sun. " "No, not exactly-an ice-cream soda ·tastes quite different from plain, cold milk; it can have a great variety of flavors. " "It is made of milk, cream, eggs, sugar, flavors, ice and sodawater. . " The puzzled Tibetan still could not understand how such a grotesque mixture could be a good drink. Thus, communication becomes extremely difficult without a common ground of shared experience. Einstein's world is quite different from that of the average man.
But in any case, your Majesty, I hope this simple demonstration has served its purpose to your satisfaction. THE CAUSES OF TOTALITY At this point some questions shoud be raised: What are the causes of this all-merging Dharmadhatu? Who can realize it? How and why is this realm of Totality realizable? Ch'eng Kuan (738-839), the celebrated Hwa Yen Master, proposed ten reasons for the answer. In his famous work, A Prologue to Hwa Yen, we read: Question: What are the causes that enable all dharmas [or things] to merge, through and through, in such a manner?
Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism by Zhenji Zhang