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Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu
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Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission Within the Scriptures

Albert Welter

Abstract

Yongming Yanshou (904–975) has had a profound impact on the development of Buddhism in East Asia. Although Yanshou is known for his prolific output and wide-ranging scholasticism, Welter’s study is the first in a Western language to address Yanshou’s significance as a Chan master and provide a sustained analysis of an important aspect of his most significant work. In addition, by isolating the Chan fragments contained in the Zongjng lu (literally, Records of the Source-Mirror), and through comparisons of these Chan fragments with other leading Chan works of the period, the Zutang ji (Anthology ... More

Keywords: Yongming Yanshou, Zongjing lu, Chan, school of principle, Chan scholasticism, Zutang ji, Jingde Chuandeng lu

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199760312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760312.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert Welter, author
University of Winnipeg
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