By Zhenji Zhang
The Hwa Yen university 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 suggestion and as an invaluable and targeted philosophical approach and clarification of guy, global, 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 target revelation of the 3 pervasive and interlocking thoughts upon which any learn of Mahayana philosophy needs to rely. Following an introductory part describing the fundamental ameliorations among Judeo-Christian and Buddhist philosophy, Professor Chang presents an in depth, expertly built part at the philosophical foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism facing the center thought of real Voidness, the philosophy of Totality, and the doctrine of Mind-Only. A concluding part contains decisions of Hwa Yen readings and biographies of the patriarchs, in addition to a thesaurus and checklist of chinese language phrases.
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Fa Tsang then looked around (for an illustration) and saw a golden lion standing in a corner of the hall. He walked over to the lion, called her attention to it, and then delivered his celebrated discoutse On the Golden Lion, in which he illustrated the essentials of Hwa Yen philosophy by using the lion as a metaphor, and thus brought the Empress to a quick understanding of the Doctrine. One day Empress Wu asked Fa Tsang the following question: Reverend Master, I understand that man's knowledge is acquired through two approaches: one is by experience, the direct approach, and the other by inference, the indirect approach.
The teacher is speaking: " . . thus, the realm of Buddhahood is the Totality of Non-Obstruction-the all-fusing, interpenetrating and simultaneous arising of infinite realms perceived by an omniscient and omnipresent Mind. of time and space, of purity and defilement, of Nirva:ga and sarilsara. . He can bring a chiliocosm into a dust-mote while the chiliocosm does not shrink, and the dust-mote does not expand; this is because the bonds of matter and size no longer exist for Him. He can take the past and throw it into the future, and take the future and throw it into the past; this is because the bonds of time and causality have lost their grip on Him.
What will he do then, but perceive the appearance of the middle of things, in an eternal despajr of knowing either their beginning or their end. . What has been said so far about Totality, both the Pascal and the Hwa Yen versions, can perhaps be summarized as follows: as a solar The Realm of Totality 11 system contains its planets, or a planet contains its atoms, a "larger" universe always includes the "smaller" ones, and, in turn, is included in a universe that is larger than itself. This system of higher realms embracing lower ones is envisioned in a structure consisting of "layers" extending ad infinitum in both directions.
Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism by Zhenji Zhang