ISBN 9788121509572,Essays in Zen Buddhism (Third Series)

Essays in Zen Buddhism (Third Series)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788121509572

ISBN-10 8121509572

Hard Back

Number of Pages 396 Pages
Language (English)


In this book the author has tried to trace the relationship which exists between Zen and the two chief Mahayana Sutras the Gandavyuha and Prajnaparamita, and then the transformation, through which Indian Buddhism had to go while adapting itself to Chinese psychology. The Chinese are a practical people quite different from the Indian, who are highly endowed with the power of abstraction as well as an inexhaustible mine of imagination. It was natural that the Mahayana teachings had to be transformed as to make them appreciated by the Chinese. This meant that the Gandavyuha and Prajnaparamita were to be converted into Zen dialogues.