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Robert E. Buswell Jr. ✓ 3 free read characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Robert E. Buswell Jr. read Tracing Back the Radiance Chinul's Korean Way of Zen Classics in East Asian Buddhism Meditation to be found anywhere in East Asian literature Tracing Back the Radiance an abridgment of Buswell's Korean Approach to Zen The Colle. It s hard to know whether a lot of this Buddhist philosophy makes sense There s some discussion of karma rebirth and miracles all of which I m ok with tentatively dismissing There s also enough criticism of other schools of thought that I can imagine how Chinul s ideas could also be criticized by other Buddhists Since the ultimate goal includes a lack of conceptualisation it s understandable that descriptions of it aren t very easy to get or reconcile Moreover in many cases the content of the philosophy is information about the mind and experience and it can only be verified through experience no amount of reading and theorizing will confirm if what I m reading is accurateMy main interest in reading this book was to better understand Buddhist goals and methods of meditation I think I understand the goals well and I understand the methods better than I did before The methods described here seem a bit unorganized though as if there should be some kind of seuence or criteria for choosing and incorporating different practices but they aren t uite discussed with that level of clarityAs it s presented here you should want to be a Buddha or bodhisattva so that you can help other people escape the cycle of birth and death and escape it for your own sake as well But if I don t believe in rebirth then should I follow the methods outlined here or would I be giving up the only things that matter this life and its contents Knowing where to stop would help but there are two problems there 1 The path outlined here must it s stressed that it MUST begin with a sudden awakening which frames the rest of it in terms that may already go past the limit of my interest 2 Practices are consistently discussed in terms of getting you toward Buddha mind but not so much in terms of other effects and those other effects are what I may be interested in I think the author did a great job at giving context before introducing Chinul s work and providing notes to fill in the gaps where readers like me may not get certain inferences or referencescharacters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Robert E. Buswell Jr.
Robert E. Buswell Jr. ✓ 3 free read characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Robert E. Buswell Jr. read Tracing Back the Radiance Chinul's Korean Way of Zen Classics in East Asian Buddhism Cted Works of Chinul combines an extensive introduction to Chinul's life and thought with translations of three of his most representative wor. An excellent and highly detailed account of Buddhism meditation and liberation from Bojo Chinul a Korean Seon Zen master of the 12th century Drawing most of his inspiration from Huineng Zongmi and Dahui he expresses the Ch an Zen message of the Chinese masters the necessity of sudden awakening to one s intrinsically undefiled Mind the importance of gradually cultivating this awakening in daily life and his various techniues for creating this awakening no matter your experience While he is known for endorsing Dahui s hwadu method his original contribution is the idea of using any particular phenomena to trace back the radiance of your mind until you meet with the original and indescribable Mind source This book is not for beginners but it is truly a gift for anyone interested in the project of Zen liberation
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Robert E. Buswell Jr. ✓ 3 free read characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Robert E. Buswell Jr. read Tracing Back the Radiance Chinul's Korean Way of Zen Classics in East Asian Buddhism Chinul 1158 1210 was the founder of the Korean tradition of Zen He provides one of the most lucid and accessible accounts of Zen practice and. This is really a reuired book for understanding Korean Son Zen Chinul is considered to be the founder of Korean Son even though it preexisted him He is the one that brought the scholastic non Zen and Son schools together and came up with theory and practice that allowed them to work together He also introduced hwadu koan work into Korea from China and his work on hwadu is still used today This is a scholastic book but the author was also a Son monk and a Theravadan one as well in Korea before coming back to America to get his doctorate So he has both an understanding of the intellectual side as well as how it has been used in practice
- Tracing Back the Radiance Chinul's Korean Way of Zen Classics in East Asian Buddhism
- Robert E. Buswell Jr.
- 04 October 2018