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This e-book covers 4 vital parts inside Buddhist reviews, particularly Vinaya reports and Ethics, the historical past of Buddhist colleges, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious discussion. those are the most components of Charles Prebish's examine, whose educational profession achievements is widely known with this quantity. participants, recognized overseas students, talk about a large variety of educational disciplines, together with philosophy, psychology, heritage, feminism, and sociology.
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10 Perhaps Ju-ching made an exception for the foreign disciple in not requiring the precepts before he entered training, but it is nearly impossible to imagine that he would have created a new system of transmission just for Dōgen’s benefit. Kagamishima Genryū, one of the leading Dōgen scholars of the postwar period, suggests that Dōgen himself came up with a way of streamlining and simplifying the precept system in order to break free from the hegemony of the Japanese Tendai school. 11 Kagamishima observes that it would have been exceptional for Ju-ching to recognize Dōgen’s status but highly unlikely that this would have also meant a change of the Ch’an precept system: What Ju-ching did reflects that he understood the position of the Japanese bodhisattva precepts through Dōgen and expressed his own agreement [with it].
This new policy represents the inverse of the attitude expressed in the Ch’an-men kuei-shih, which only mentions the role of zazen in passing and leaves it up to individual monks to determine the amount of practice needed. Therefore, Dōgen’s aim is to cast off conventional polarization stemming from the proclamation attributed to Pai-chang that Ch’an is a “third way” beyond the distinction of Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. Dōgen’s view is a compromise between the antinomianism of Nōnin and the full precepts method of Eisai, as well as the approaches of Ch’an/Zen and Tendai.
The text maintained that zazen was utilized by Saichō based on the teachings of Chih-i, so that Eisai was simply reintroducing a longlost Japanese practice. ”29 Both Eisai and Dōgen made a commitment to the continuing practice (shugyō) of zazen, or rigorous, sustained training in meditative discipline during shorter as well as more prolonged sessions monitored by monastic leaders to test the determination and dedication of the monks. 2 Comparison of Eisai’s and Dōgen’s religious priorities. hierarchy in a Chinese context.