Zen Action Zen Person

CHAPTER 9 Zen Action / Zen Person Zen Buddhism's view of the person cannot be directly analyzed in philosophical terms . If one were to ask whether Zen postulates an essence to the person , we would have to reply that it neither affirms ...

Author: Thomas P. Kasulis

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824810236

Category: Philosophy

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"For the thoughtful Westerner this must be one of the most clear and perceptive accounts of Zen available. Thoroughly new is Kasulis' attempt to locate the Zen understanding of the person in secular Japanese assumptions." --Times Literary Supplement
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Wordsworth and the Zen Mind

T. P. Kasulis , Zen Action / Zen Person ( Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press , 1981 ) , 33-35 . 2 . Lao Tzu , Tao Te Ching , 11.1-6 . 8 . Hartman , Wordsworth's Poetry , 17-18 . It. 3. Adam , Wandering in Eden , 66 . 4.

Author: John G. Rudy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791429032

Category: Literary Criticism

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Studies Wordsworth in the context of Zen thought and art.
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Dogen and Soto Zen

Kasulis translates the phrase hishiryō that is usually rendered “nonthinking” very appropriately as “without-thinking” (Zen Action / Zen Person, 72). Kasulis, Zen Action / Zen Person, 73. 90. One could make the argument that both are ...

Author: Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266486

Category: Religion

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Dogen and Soto Zen builds upon and further refines a continuing wave of enthusiastic popular interest and scholarly developments in Western appropriations of Zen. In the last few decades, research in English and European languages on Dogen and Soto Zen has grown, aided by an increasing awareness on both sides of the Pacific of the important influence of the religious movement and its founder. The school has flourished throughout the medieval and early modern periods of Japanese history, and it is still spreading and reshaping itself in the current age of globalization. This volume continues the work of Steven Heine's recently published collection, Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies, featuring some of the same outstanding authors as well as some new experts who explore diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Soto Zen sect (or Sotoshu) in early Kamakura-era Japan. The contributors examine the ritual and institutional history of the Soto school, including the role of the Eiheji monastery established by Dogen as well as rites and precepts performed there and at other temples.
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Nietzsche and Zen

Kasulis, Zen Action / Zen Person, 14. Kasulis, Zen Action / Zen Person, 39. Jan van Bragt, “Translator's Introduction,” in Religion and Nothingness, 4. 5. 6. 7. xxxii. 8. This overview is based on the summary of Nishitani's thought in ...

Author: André van der Braak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739165508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming without a Self, André van der Braak juxtaposes Nietzsche with four influential representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna, Linji, Dogen, and Nishitani. In doing so, he reveals Nietzschean philosophy as a philosophy of continuous self-overcoming, in which even the notion of "self" is overcome, and allows a greater understanding of Nietzsche through the lens of Zen and vice versa. This treatment will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.
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The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism

interrelational existence, Watsuji Tetsurõ's Zen/ Confucian concept of ningen as an individual-society relation in feu or ... personhood in general and Zen personhood in particular was Zen Action/Zen Person (1982) by T. P. Kasulis.

Author: Steve Odin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791424928

Category: Philosophy

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This is the first book on East-West comparative thought to critically analyze the Zen Buddhist model of self in modern Japanese philosophy from the standpoint of American pragmatism.
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Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics

Note how this portrayal of Suzuki seems to conflict with the idea, mentioned earlier, that the man thought of Zen as being in some sense amoral. 30 Quoted in Aitken, ... 35 Kasulis, Zen Action, Zen Person, p.112. 36 Ibid. p.113.

Author: Simon P. James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351870467

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics explores the implications of Zen Buddhist teachings and practices for our moral relations with the natural world. At once an accessible introduction to Zen and an important contribution to the debate concerning the environmental implications of the tradition, this book will appeal both to readers unfamiliar with East Asian thought and to those well versed in the field. In elucidating the philosophical implications of Zen, the author draws upon both Eastern and Western philosophy, situating the Zen understanding of nature within the Buddhist tradition, as well as relating it to the ideas of key Western philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger. These philosophical reflections on Zen are used to shed light on some prominent debates in contemporary environmental ethics concerning such issues as the intrinsic value of nature.
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ZEN 2 0 Eastern Solutions for the Western World

Miura Isshu and Ruth F. Sasaki, The Zen Koan. New York: Harcourt, 1965. Katsuki Sekida, trans., Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan & Hekiganroku, 1977. Thomas P. Kasulis, Zen Action/Zen Person. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1981.

Author: Javier Guillem

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300192350

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Zen Pathways

An Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of Zen Buddhism Bret W. Davis. 6. Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, edited by James ... Thomas Kasulis, Zen Action/ Zen Person (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1981), pp. 47–48. 28.

Author: Bret W. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197573686

Category: Zen Buddhism

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"This book offers an in-depth introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism. The author is a philosophy professor who formally practiced Zen in Japan for more than a dozen years, and who is authorized to teach Zen. During his years studying and teaching philosophy in universities in Japan, he worked closely with the leading contemporary representatives of the Kyoto School. The book lucidly explicates the philosophical implications of Zen teachings and kōans, comparing and contrasting these with other Asian as well as Western religions and philosophies. Throughout it relates traditional Zen teachings and practices to our twenty-first century lives. In addition to being a scholarly and philosophical introduction to Zen, the book provides concrete instructions for beginning a practice of Zen meditation. Its twenty-four chapters treat such philosophical topics as the self, nature, art, morality, and language, as well as basic Buddhist teachings such as the middle way and karma. Several chapters engage in interreligious dialogue with Christianity and other religions, as well as with other schools of Buddhism. The Zen based philosophies of the Kyoto School are introduced in one chapter and frequently referenced throughout the book. The concluding chapter reviews the path of Zen practice and enlightenment by way of commenting on the beloved Zen classic, The Ten Oxherding Pictures. The book can be read in its entirety as a coherently organized introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen, or chapters can be read independently according to the reader's specific interests"--
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Purifying Zen

Kasulis, Thomas P. “The Incomparable Philosopher: Dōgen on How to Read the Shōbōgenzō.” In Dōgen Studies, edited by William R. LaFleur. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1985. ———. Zen Action/Zen Person.

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824860257

Category: Philosophy

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“Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Shamon Dogen makes available in a clear and fluid translation an early classic in modern Japanese philosophy. Steve Bein’s annotations, footnotes, introduction, and commentary bridge the gap separating not only the languages but also the cultures of its original readers and its new Western audience.” —from the Foreword by Thomas P. Kasulis In 1223 the monk Dogen Kigen (1200–1253) came to the audacious conclusion that Japanese Buddhism had become hopelessly corrupt. He undertook a dangerous pilgrimage to China to bring back a purer form of Buddhism and went on to become one of the founders of Soto Zen, still the largest Zen sect in Japan. Seven hundred years later, the philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro (1889–1960) also saw corruption in the Buddhism of his day. Watsuji’s efforts to purify the religion sent him not across the seas but searching Japan’s intellectual past, where he discovered writings by Dogen that had been hidden away by the monk’s own sect. Watsuji later penned Shamon Dogen (Dogen the monk), which single-handedly rescued Dogen from the brink of obscurity, reintroducing Japan to its first great philosophical mind. Purifying Zen is the first English translation of Watsuji’s landmark book. A text intended to reacquaint Japan with one of its finest philosophers, the work delves into the complexities of individuals in social relationships, lamenting the stark egoism and loneliness of life in an increasingly Westernized Japan. In addition to an introduction that provides biographical details on Watsuji and Dogen, the translation is supplemented with a brief guide to the themes and ideas of Shamon Dogen, beginning with a consideration of the nature of faith and the role of responsibility in Watsuji’s vision of Dogen’s Zen. It goes on to examine the technical terms of Dogen’s philosophy and the role of written language in Dogen’s thought.
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