How Zen Became Zen (Book published July 1, 2008)


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Author  Morten Schl├╝tter
Publisher  Kuroda Institute
Publication Date   July 1, 2008
ISBN  0824832558
Pages  289

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This takes a novel approach to understanding one of the most crucial developments in Zen Buddhism: the dispute over the nature of enlightenment that erupted within the Chinese Chan (Zen) school in the twelfth century. The famous Linji(Rinzai) Chan master Dahui Zonggao (1089-1163) railed against "heretical silent illumination Chan" and strongly advocated kanhua(Koan) meditation as an antidote.

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