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Synopsis: The Hwa Yen school of Mahayana Buddhism bloomed in China in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. Today many scholars regard its doctrines of Emptiness, Totality, and Mind-Only as the crown of Buddhist thought and as a useful and unique philosophical system and explanation of man, world, and life as intuitively experienced in Zen practice. For the first time in any Western language Garma Chang explains and exemplifies these doctrines with references to both oriental masters and Western philosophers. The Buddha's mystical experience of infinity and totality provides the framework for this objective revelation of the three pervasive and interlocking concepts upon which any study of Mahayana philosophy must depend. Following an introductory section describing the essential differences between Judeo-Christian and Buddhist philosophy, Professor Chang provides an extensive, expertly developed section on the philosophical foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism dealing with the core concept of True Voidness, the philosophy of Totality, and the doctrine of Mind-Only. A concluding section includes selections of Hwa Yen readings and biographies of the patriarchs, as well as a glossary and list of Chinese terms.
About the Author: Renowned for his English translation of The 100,000 Songs of Milarepa, Garma Chen-Chi Chang was also the author of The Practice of Zen and The Teachings of Tibetan Yoga, and the editor and translator of A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras. At the time of his death in 1988, Dr. Chang was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
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Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), U.S.A., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Lib hardcover book with the usual stamps and markings. Dust Jacket is lightly soiled and has a couple of small tears at the spine.No markings in the text. The binding is starting to separate at the title page but is still attached . pub 1971. 270 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 034375
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. *This copy is a 1974 Hardcover Second Printing.* Ex-Seminary Library. Text is clean. Binding is strong. Dark green cloth cover, lower corners are very slightly bumped. *No shipping outside the United States available for this heavy book.*. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000020404
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr 1971-06, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1. 0271011424. Bookseller Inventory # 548933
Book Description Pennsylvania State University Press, 1974. Cloth. Very good hardback copy. No dustjacket. xxv, 270pp 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015919
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, Pennsylvania, 1974. Hard Cover. Very fine cloth copy. No dustjacket. xxv, 270 pages. Expounds the teachings of the Hua-yen School of Buddhism, established in China in about the seventh century A.D., which takes its name and draws much of its teaching from the "Garland Sutra" (Gandavyuha or Avatamsaka Sutra). It examines the concepts of "totality" and "emptiness" and the doctrine of "mind-only", with many translations from primary sources. Bookseller Inventory # 004444
Book Description The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. xxvi + 270 pp. Yellow cloth with black titling to spine and upper board. Edges moderately foxed. Owner's name in ink; scoring in ink to a few pages. Otherwise, a tight VG copy in VG dustjacket. (Dustjacket has dark watermark on front cover.). Bookseller Inventory # 22781
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Tx, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020271011424
Book Description Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University., 1971. 23,5 cm x 15,5 cm. XXV, 263 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some underlining with pencil. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes, with his name on the front free endpaper. Includes for example the following essays: The Philosophical Foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism / The No-Self Doctrine and Svabhava Sunyata / The Alaya Consciousness and Totality / The Philosophy of Four Dharmadhatus etc etc. Bookseller Inventory # 70045AB
Book Description Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 1971. Hardcover. Unmarked. Black lettering to spine of chartreause cloth-covered boards. Verticle lettering on front. Gold-colored, illustrated jacket. 270 pp with glossary and index. Occasional pencil notations. Bright and Tight. "An extensive, expertly developed section on the philosophical foundations of Hwa Yen Buddhism dealing with the core concept of True Voidness, the philosophy of Totalty, and the doctrine of Mind-Only. A concluding section includes selections of Hwa Yen readings and biographies of the patriarchs, as well as a glossary and list of Chinese terms," (front flap). NEAR FINE in Near Fine Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 73888
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